Scientific Name: Stanleya pinnata Common Name: prince’s plume, desert prince’s plume Plant Family: Brassicaceae (formerly Cruciferae)/mustard Text by Janice Tucker Photos: Al Schneider, Carl Troy, Janice Tucker Photo © Al Schneider swcoloradowildflowers.com Nature is tough. Since the beginning of time flora and fauna have demonstrated a stubborn determination to survive and thrive. While [...]
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Scientific name: Oryzopsis hymenoides Synonyms: Achnatherum hymenoides, Stipa hymenoides Common names: Indian ricegrass, mountain ricegrass, arroz indio in Spanish, Indian millet Family: Poaceae *FYI: There is an ongoing debate among taxonomists as to which is the accepted scientific name. Time will tell. by Jeanne Gozigian Indian ricegrass (Photo: Janice Tucker) The beautiful, graceful Indian ricegrass is a favorite of mine. [...]
By Scott Canning, Director of Horticulture Cutleaf staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina 'Laciniata') in fall color. Photo by Janice Tucker. Come November, most gardeners don’t want to think about gardening anymore. They want to retreat from the never-ending chores of the growing season. But a little effort at the end of the season can [...]
Scientific name: Allium macropetulum Common name: Desert onion, wild onion Family: Amaryllidaceae (formerly classified as Liliaceae) Article by Susan Bruneni Allium macropetaum by Al Schneider. Semi-desert. Openings. Spring.BLM lands south of Bloomfield, New Mexico, April 23, 2007. © Al Schneider Allium macropetalum, the desert onion, is a species of wild onion native to the [...]
Scientific name: Helianthus maximiliani Common name: Maximilian sunflower Family: Asteraceae / Compositae - aster/composite Plant Zones 3 - 9 Text by Janice Tucker. Photos by Janice Tucker and Sonny Tucker Maximillian sunflower in full bloom (Photo: Janice Tucker) Sunflowers! Those colorful precursors that herald the glorious autumn season! These popular flowers in the [...]
Article credit to the Museum Store Association Western Chapter Newsletter September 2017. Store Name: Garden Shop at Santa Fe Botanical Garden Store Manager: Candace Allen Mission Statement: The Santa Fe Botanical Garden celebrates, cultivates and conserves the rich botanical heritage and biodiversity of our region. In partnership with nature, we demonstrate our commitment through education, community service, [...]
Scientific name: Scabrethia scabra Common name: mule’s ears Other plants mentioned: Wyethia arizonica and other species Family: Asteraceae Article by Jeanne Gozigian Scabrethia scabra (Photo: Cristina Salvador) I first met mule’s ears at my daughter and son-in-law’s property, a two -acre spread near Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Coming from the East and familiar with [...]
Scientific name: Quercus gambelli Young Quercus buckleyi tree in Santa Fe Botanical Garden (Photo credit: Janice Tucker) Common name: Gambel oak Scientific name: Quercus muehlenbergii Common name: Chinkapin oak Scientific name: Quercus macrocarpa Common name: Bur oak Scientific name: Quercus buckleyi Common name: Texas red oak Family: Fagaceae (beech) Article by Susan Bruneni [...]
Scientific name: Mirabilis multiflora Mirabilis multiflora under a juniper (photo by Janice Tucker) Common names: wild four o’clock, Colorado four o’clock, showy four o’clock, desert four o’clock, Maravilla (Spanish) Plant Family: Nyctaginaceae – Four o’clock (pronounced: nyk-taj-i-NAY-see-ee) Article and photos by Janice Tucker The showy wild four o’clock (Mirabilis multiflora) is the essence [...]
Scientific name: Fendlera rupicola Fendera rupicola (photo by Jeanne Gozigian) Synonym: Fendlera rupicola var. falcate Common names: cliff fendlerbush, false mock-orange Plant family: Hydrangeaceae Article and photos by Jeanne Gozigian One of my early hiking/climbing adventures after moving to New Mexico in 1989, was a trek to a little known window rock, over hill, dale and cliff. It [...]