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PLANT LISTS BY COMMON NAMES

Common Name     Botanical Name     Images from Google

Aloe (Common Aloes)  Aloe saponaria  camera

                                    Aloe vera  camera

Arizona Barrel  Ferocactus wislizenii  camera

Arizona Fishhook Cactus  Mammillaria grahamii  camera

Bear Grass  Nolina microcarpa  camera

Beaver Tail Prickly Pear  Opuntia basilaris  camera

Bishop's Cap  Astrophytum myriostigma  camera

Bonete de Obispo  Astrophytum myriostigma  camera

Boojum Tree  Fouquieria columnaris  camera

Bundle Hedgehog  Echinocereus fasciculatus  camera

Bunny Ears  Opuntia microdasys  camera

Burbank Prickly Pear  Opuntia ficus-indica  camera

Burbank's Spineless  Opuntia ficus-indica  camera

Candlewood  Fouquieria splendens  camera

Candy Barrel  Ferocactus wislizenii  camera

Cane Cholla  Cylindropuntia spinosior  camera

Cegador  Opuntia microdasys  camera

Century Plant  Agave americana  camera

Chain Fruit Cholla  Cylindropuntia fulgida  camera

Cirio  Fouquieria columnaris  camera

Coachwhip  Fouquieria splendens  camera

Coahuilan Hesperaloe  Hesperaloe funifera  camera

Compass Barrel Cactus  Ferocactus cylindraceus  camera

Cow's Tongue Cactus  Opuntia engelmannii var. linguiformis  camera

Desert Agave  Agave desertii  camera

Desert Christmas Cactus  Cylindropuntia leptocaulis  camera

Desert Spoon  Dasylirion wheeleri  camera

Easter Lily Cactus  Echinopsis eyriesii  camera

Engelmann's Prickly Pear  Opuntia engelmannii  camera

Engelmann's Hedgehog  Echinocereus engelmannii  camera

Fish-hook Barrel  Ferocactus wislizenii  camera

Flaming Prickly Pear  Opuntia engelmannii  camera

Giant Hesperaloe  Hesperaloe funifera  camera

Golden Barrel Cactus  Echinocactus grusonii  camera

Graham's Fishhook Cactus  Mammillaria grahamii  camera

Hedge Cactus  Cereus hildmannianus - (C. peruvianus)  camera

Hedgehog  Echinocereus faciculatus, echinocereus engelmannii  camera

Huachuca Agave  Agave parryi var. huachucensis  camera

Hummingbird Yucca  Hesperaloe parviflora  camera

Indian Fig Prickly Pear  Opuntia ficus-indica  camera

Jacob's Staff  Fouquieria splendens  camera

Joshua Tree  Yucca brevifolia  camera

Jumping Cholla  Cylindropuntia fulgida  camera

Lengua de vaca  Opuntia engelmannii var. linguiformis  camera

Lizard Catcher  Mammillaria grahamii  camera

Maguey  Agave americana  camera

Mehuele  Stenocereus thurberi  camera

Mexican Fence Post Cactus  Pachycereus marginatus  camera

Night Blooming Cereus  Peniocereus greggii var. transmontanus  camera

Ocotillo  Fouquieria splendens  camera

Octopus Agave  Agave vilmoriniana  camera

Old Man Cactus  Pachycereus schottii  camera

Organ Pipe Cactus  Stenocereus thurberi  camera

Organo  Pachycereus marginatus  camera

Palmer's Agave  Agave palmeri  camera

Purple Prickly Pear  Opuntia santa-rita  camera

Queen of the Night  Cereus hildmannianus  (C. peruvianus)  camera

Queen of the Night  Peniocereus greggii var. transmontanus  camera

Queen Victoria's Agave  Agave victoriae-reginae  camera

Rabbit Ears  Opuntia microdasys  camera

Red hesperaloe  Hesperaloe parviflora  camera

Royal Agave  Agave victoriae-reginae  camera

Saguaro  Carnegiea gigantea  camera

Santa-Rita Prickly Pear  Opuntia santa-rita  camera

Senita  Pachycereus schottii  camera

Soaptree Yucca  Yucca elata  camera

Soft-Tip Yucca  Yucca gloriosa  camera

Sotol  Dasylirion wheeleri  camera

Sotol Chiquito  Nolina microcarpa  camera

Spanish Bayonet  Yucca aloifolia  camera

Spanish Dagger  Yucca aloifolia  camera

Staghorn Cholla  Cylindropuntia versicolor  camera

Strawberry Hedgehog  Echinocereus engelmannii  camera

Sweet Potato cactus  Peniocereus greggii var. transmontanus  camera

Teddy Bear Cholla  Cylindropuntia bigelovii  camera

Tuna  Opuntia engelmannii  camera

Tuna Cactus  Opuntia ficus-indica  camera

Whisker Cactus  Pachycereus schottii  camera

Yellow Spined Prickly Pear  Opuntia engelmannii  camera



PLANTS LISTED BY BOTANICAL NAMES

Botanical Name Common Name Images

Agave americana

Century Plant, Maguey

camera

Agave desertii

Desert Agave

camera

Agave palmeri

Palmer's Agave

camera

Agave parryi var. huachucensis

Huachuca Agave

camera

Agave victoriae-reginae

Queen Victoria's Agave, Royal Agave

camera

Agave vilmoriniana

Octopus Agave

camera

Aloe saponaria

Aloe (Common Aloe)

camera

Aloe vera

Aloe (Common Aloe)

camera

Astrophytum myriostigma

Bishop's Cap, Bonete de Obispo

camera

Carnegiea gigantea

Saguaro

camera

Cereus hildmannianus - (C. peruvianus)

Hedge Cactus, Queen of the Night

camera

Cylindropuntia bigelovii

Teddy Bear Cholla

camera

Cylindropuntia fulgida

Chain Fruit Cholla, Jumping Cholla

camera

Cylindropuntia leptocaulis

Desert Christmas Cactus

camera

Cylindropuntia spinosior

Cane Cholla

camera

Cylindropuntia versicolor

Staghorn Cholla

camera

Dasylirion wheeleri

Desert Spoon, Sotol

camera

Echinocactus grusonii

Golden Barrel Cactus

camera

Echinocereus engelmannii

Englemann’s Hedgehog, Strawberry Hedgehog

camera

Echinocereus faciculatus

Hedgehog, Bundle Hedgehog

camera

Echinopsis eyriesii

Easter Lily Cactus

camera

Ferocactus cylindraceus

Compass Barrel Cactus

camera

Ferocactus wislizenii

Arizona Barrel, Candy Barrel, Fish-Hook Barrel

camera

Fouquieria columnaris

Boojum Tree, Cirio

camera

Fouquieria splendens

Ocotillo, Candlewood, Coachwhip, Jacob’s Staff

camera

Hesperaloe funifera

Coahuilan Hesperaloe, Giant Hesperaloe

camera

Hesperaloe parviflora

Red hesperaloe, Hummingbird Yucca

camera

Mammillaria grahamii

Arizona Fishhook Cactus, Graham’s Fishhook Cactus, Lizard Catcher

camera

Nolina microcarpa

Bear Grass, Sotol Chiquito

camera

Opuntia basilaris

Beaver Tail Prickly Pear

camera

Opuntia engelmannii

Engelmann's Prickly Pear, Flaming Prickly Pear, Tuna, Yellow Spined Prickly Pear

camera

Opuntia engelmannii var. linguiformis

Cow's Tongue Cactus, Lengua de vaca

camera

Opuntia ficus-indica

Burbank Prickly Pear, Burbank's Spineless, Indian Fig Prickly Pear, Tuna Cactus

camera

Opuntia microdasys

Bunny Ears, Cegador, Rabbit Ears

camera

Opuntia santa-rita

Santa-Rita Prickly Pear, Purple Prickly Pear

camera

Pachycereus marginatus

Mexican Fence Post Cactus, Organo

camera

Pachycereus schottii

Old Man Cactus, Senita, Whisker Cactus

camera

Peniocereus greggii var. transmontanus

Night Blooming Cereus, Queen of the Night, Sweet Potato Cactus

camera

Stenocereus thurberi

Organ Pipe Cactus, Mehuele

camera

Yucca aloifolia

Spanish Bayonet, Spanish Dagger

camera

Yucca brevifolia

Joshua Tree

camera

Yucca elata

Soaptree Yucca

camera

Yucca gloriosa

Soft-Tip Yucca

camera

Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society (TCSS)

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