Desert Shrubs & Trees

In the early days of my wildflower identification, I would browse plant guides and try to match the plant in question to an image in the book. Shrubs and trees were always more challenging because they are often dormant, and therefore have no flowers during certain seasons. Some plants are drought deciduous and drop even their leaves in hot and dry weather, further complicating the process. The photos in the wildflower guide might be close-ups, which was not helpful if the shrub I saw wasn't flowering. At those times I wished for a guide that would illustrate the shrub or tree at various times of the year, and that is what I'm working on with this list. This list is a work-in-progress.

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Iodine Bush plant in the desert
Allenrolfea occidentalis
Cheesebush shrub in the desert
Ambrosia salsola
Linear Leaved Goldenbush in the desert
Ericameria linearifolia
Catclaw in the Mojave Desert
Senegalia greggii
California Indigo Bush in the desert
Psorothamnus arborescens var. simplicifolius
California Fan Palm tree in the desert
Washingtonia filifera
Rayless Goldenhead wildflower in the desert
Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus
California Juniper tree in the desert
Juniperus californica
Fremont Cottonwood tree in the desert
Populus fremontii
California Buckwheat plant in the desert
Eriogonum fasciculatum
Elephant Tree in the desert
Bursera microphylla
Bladderpod shrub in the desert
Peritoma arborea
Desert Willow tree in the Mojave
Chilopsis linearis
Antelope Bitterbrush shrub in the desert
Purshia tridentata
Muller Oak tree in the desert
Quercus cornelius-mulleri
Apache Plume wildflower in the desert
Fallugia paradoxa
Desert Mistletoe plant in the Mojave
Phoradendron californicum
Schott's Indigo Bush wildflower in the desert
Psorothamnus schottii
Desert Ironwood tree in the Eastern Mojave
Olneya tesota
Desert Holly shrub in the Death Valley desert
Atriplex hymenelytra
Desert Almond shrub in the Mojave
Prunus fasciculata var. fasciculata
Spiny Hopsage shrub in the desert
Grayia spinosa
Death Valley Sage shrub in the desert
Salvia funerea
Apricot Mallow wildflower in the desert
Sphaeralcea ambigua var. ambigua
Creosote Bush shrub in the desert
Larrea tridentata
Paper bag Bush wildflower in the desert
Scutellaria mexicana
Cliff Goldenbush shrub in the desert
Ericameria cuneata var. spathulata
Button Brittlebush shrub in the desert
Encelia frutescens
Chuparosa shrub in the desert
Justicia californica
Brittlebush shrub in the desert
Encelia farinosa