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Amaranthaceae – Amaranthus Family

Amaranthus acanthochiton (=Acanthochiton wrightii).  GREENSTRIPE.  Annual.  Navajo County at ca. 5000-6000 feet [McD]. Amaranthus albus (Amaranthus graecizans is a name misapplied to this species. [USDA]). PROSTRATE PIGWEED.  Annual.  Throughout region at 1000-8000 feet [McD, A. graecizans].  Northern Hualapai Mountains, Mohave County: Along Antelope Wash [JANAS-24/25, A. graecizans]. Amaranthus cruentus.  RED COXCOMB.  PURPLE AMARANTH.  RED AMARANTH.  Annual. Continue Reading

Anacardiaceae – Sumac or Cashew Family

Rhus glabra.  SMOOTH SUMAC.  Shrub.  Yavapai, Coconino, Navajo, and Apache counties, 5000-8000 feet [McD].Rhus ovata.  SUGAR SUMAC.  SUGARBUSH.  Shrub or small tree.  Mohave, Yavapai, and Coconino counties, 3000-5000 feet [McD]. Northern Hualapai Mountains, Mohave County [JANAS-24/25].  Along state highway 96 at ca. 2700 feet elevation, Yavapai County [LD]. Rhus trilobata (=Rhus Continue Reading

Apocynaceae – Dogbane Family

Amsonia jonesii.  JONES’ BLUESTAR.  Perennial.  Extreme northern Mohave and Coconino counties, 4000-5000 feet [McD]. Amsonia palmeri.  PALMER’S BLUESTAR.  Perennial.  Reported from Mohave, Yavapai, and Coconino counties, at 2500-4500 feet [McD]. Amsonia peeblesii.  PEEBLES BLUESTAR.  Perennial.  Coconino and Apache counties, possibly also Navajo County, at 4500-6000 feet [McD].  Coconino and Navajo Continue Reading

Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) – Carrot, Parsley, or Umbel Family

Aletes macdougalii.  MACDOUGAL’S INDIAN PARSLEY.  Perennial.  Grand Canyon and Oak Creek Canyon, Coconino County, at ca. 7000 feet [McD]. Angelica pinnata.  SMALL-LEAF ANGELICA.  Perennial.  Reported from Kaibab Plateau, Coconino Plateau, and from Lukachukai Mountains in Apache County [McD]. Apium graveolens.  WILD CELERY.  Perennial.  Havasu Canyon, Coconino County, low elevations [McD]. Continue Reading

Brassicaceae (Cruciferae) – Mustard Family

Arabis drummondii.  DRUMMOND’S ROCKCRESS.  Biennial or perennial.  Reported from Apache and Coconino counties, 7000-9000 feet [McD]. Arabis fendleri.  FENDLER’S ROCKCRESS.  Perennial.  Mohave, Coconino, Navajo, and Apache counties, 5000-8000 feet [McD]. Arabis glabra.  TOWER ROCKCRESS.  Biennial or sometimes perennial.  Yavapai and Coconino counties, 4500-8000 feet [McD]. Arabis gracilipes.  FLAGSTAFF ROCKCRESS.  Perennial. Continue Reading

Fabaceae (Leguminosae) – Bean, Pea or Legume Family

Acacia angustissima.  WHITE BALL ACACIA.  PRAIRIE ACACIA.  Shrub.  Reported from eastern Yavapai County, 3000-6500 feet [McD].  Acacia constricta.  MESCAT ACACIA.  WHITE THORN.  WHITETHORN ACACIA.  Shrub or small tree.  Yavapai County, 2000-5000 feet [McD]. Acacia greggii.  CATCLAW.  CATCLAW ACACIA.  Large shrub or small tree.  Mohave, Yavapai, and Coconino counties, 4500 feet or lower [McD]. Continue Reading

Asteraceae (Compositae) – Aster, Daisy or Composite Family

Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus.  RAYLESS GOLDENHEAD.  Shrub.  Mojave and southern Yavapai counties, 1000-4500 feet [McD]. Achillea millefolium (=Achillea lanulosa; Achillea millefolium var. lanulosa; Achillea millefolium var. occidentalis).  COMMON YARROW.  WESTERN YARROW.  Perennial.  Throughout region at ca. 4500-11,500 feet [McD].  Hualapai Mountain, Mohave County [JANAS-24/25, A. m. var. lanulosa]. Acourtia nana  (=Perezia nana).  DWARF DESERTPEONY.  DESERT-HOLLY.  Perennial.  Southern Yavapai County at ca. 3500 feet Continue Reading

Fagaceae – Beech or Oak Family

Quercus arizonica.  ARIZONA WHITE OAK.  Large shrub or tree.  Yavapai, southern Coconino, and extreme southern Apache counties, up to about 7500 feet [McD]. Quercus chrysolepis.  CANYON LIVE OAK.  Tree.  Mohave, Yavapai, and Coconino counties, up to about 7500 feet [McD]. Quercus dunnii.  PALMER OAK.  Shrub or tree.  Mohave, Yavapai, and Coconino counties, 3500-6000 Continue Reading

Pinaceae – Pine Family

Abies concolor. WHITE FIR. Tree.  Mohave, Yavapai, and Coconino counties, 5500-9000 feet [McD].  At Grand Canyon along the North Rim and just below; Grandview and Yaki points; 7000-9000 feet (Coconino County) [PP&B;].  Northern Hualapai Mountains, Mohave County [JANAS-24/25].  West Fork of Oak Creek Canyon of Coconino County [DP-21(1)]. Abies lasiocarpa. ALPINE FIR. Continue Reading