List of southern LCRV flora by region

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A List of southern Lower Colorado River Valley-(LCRV) flora by region. The regions included are:

  1. southeast Colorado Desert
    (borders the Colorado River on east)
  2. Little Picacho Wilderness
    located in the extreme southeast Colorado Desert
    10 miles northeast of Yuma, Arizona, and Winterhaven, California in southeast Imperial County, California.
  3. Muggins Mountains Wilderness
    17 miles northeast of Yuma, Arizona on the southwest of the Muggins Mountains range
  4. City of Yuma, Arizona

Many parts of the Lower Colorado River Valley, and especially low- or middle-elevation desert regions are: the Creosote bush scrub biome. (Some other indicator species of the biome might be considered to be: Encelia farinosa, Krameria grayi, Anderson Thornbush, Bebbia juncea, etc.) In the western Sonoran Desert this may include the Ocotillo and Saguaro; in the Colorado Desert, only the Ocotillo.

Bolded species are the Creosote bush scrub biome species-(i.e. the creosote bush: Larrea tridentata, Saguaro, Ocotillo), or the endemics, or near-endemics to the LCRV region-(endemics listed in final section).

Region: southern LCRV-(compiled list)[edit]

Perennials[edit]

Perennials: Common name[edit]

Perennials: Binomial[edit]

Trees, perennials: Common name[edit]

Trees, perennials: Genus-species-(binomials)[edit]

Annuals[edit]

Annuals: Common name[edit]

Annuals: Binomial[edit]

All binomials[edit]

Sub-regions[edit]

Region: southeastern Colorado Desert[edit]

Region: the Colorado Desert, which borders the Colorado River, (of La Paz, Yuma, Imperial, and San Bernardino Counties in California and Arizona); the Colorado Desert is in southeastern California – and eastern Imperial and Riverside Counties lie on the west bank of the Colorado River.

Perennials: Common name[edit]

Perennials: Genus-species[edit]

Annuals: Common name[edit]

Annuals: Genus-species[edit]

Little Picacho Wilderness flora[edit]

Flora of the Little Picacho Wilderness—(Eastern section, only)

Perennials: Common name[edit]

Perennials: Genus-species[edit]

Trees, perennials: Common name[edit]

Trees, perennials: Genus-species-(binomials)[edit]

Annuals: Common name[edit]

Annuals: Genus-species[edit]

References[edit]

  • Overview write-up of Wilderness - "trees in the many washes"–(a good general wilderness description-(Note: Access roads to the wilderness "Border" can be rough, (and 'washboarded' in places-(No Motorized traffic in wilderness)))
  • General description - No mention of plant species

Muggins Mountains Wilderness flora[edit]

Flora of the Muggins Mountains Wilderness.

Perennials: Common name[edit]

Perennials: Genus-species[edit]

Annuals: Common name[edit]

Annuals: Genus-species[edit]

References[edit]

Region: Yuma, Arizona[edit]

The city of Yuma, Arizona. Open land areas especially, but also canal bank regions, because of their easy and horizontal access points.

Perennials: Common name[edit]

Perennials: Genus-species[edit]

Annuals: Common name[edit]

Annuals: Genus-species[edit]

Endemic flora to the Lower Colorado River Valley region[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]