New Mexico

Parks & Preserves

Here is a list of some of the national parks, state parks, preserves and wilderness areas found within the state.

The over 57,000-acre Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is located...

Found in southern New Mexico northeast of Las Cruces, this very new and very...

Surrounded by the Gila National Forest, the Gila Cliff Dwellings Nat....

White Sands National Monument is located in the Chihuahuan Desert in...

The Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park can be found in southern New Mexico...

Associated Plants

Below is a list of desert plants that are known to occur in the state. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list.

Amsonia tomentosa
Amsonia wildflower in the desert
Arrow Weed
Pluchea sericea
Arrow Weed plant in the desert
Anderson's Desert Thorn
Lycium andersonii
Anderson's Desert Thorn plant in the desert
Arroyo Willow
Salix lasiolepis
Arroyo Willow tree in the desert
Annual Burweed
Ambrosia acanthicarpa
Annual Bursage in the desert
Bajada Lupine
Lupinus concinnus
Bajada Lupine wildflower in the desert
Antelope Bitterbrush
Purshia tridentata
Antelope Bitterbrush shrub in the desert
Banana Yucca
Yucca baccata var. baccata
Banana Yucca plant in the desert
Apache Plume
Fallugia paradoxa
Apache Plume wildflower in the desert
Bearded Cryptantha
Cryptantha barbigera
Bearded Cryptantha in the desert
Apricot Mallow
Sphaeralcea ambigua var. ambigua
Apricot Mallow wildflower in the desert
Beautiful Rockcress
Boechera pulchra
Beautiful Rockcress wildflower in the desert