Yellow fragrant blossoms. Fast grower.
Pink or purple flowers attract hummingbirds. Deciduous.
Drought and heat tolerant. Soft, grey-green foliage.
Good food for wildlife.
Lush look. Holds dense canopy.
Male & female flowers on same tree. Deciduous.
Protect from extended frost. Slow grower.
Acorns are food for many mammals and birds.
Erosion control. Wildlife food and cover.
Red flowers and brown seeds.
Evergreen. Provides ground cover for wildlife.
Great for birds. Good for erosion control.
Great for birds. Hedges. Deciduous.
Pink, fluffy ball-shaped blossoms. Evergreen.
Great for wildlife. Hedges. Spiny. Erosion control.
White/pink blossoms. Evergreen.
Attracts butterflies. Semi-evergreen. White blossoms.
White blossoms. Tolerates many soils.
Good for low border or groundcover.
Slow growth. Inconspicuous yellow flowers.
Male plants produce yellow flowers in spring.
Yellow clusters of blossoms in fall.
Tortoises like it. White blossoms in spring.
Poisonous scarlet beans.
Hedge plant. Fuzzy fruit.
Fruit great for wildlife.
Vulnerable to overwatering.
Nice blossoms. Grows well under larger shrubs.
Red berries. Great for wildlife.
Evergreen. White blossoms. Tough.
Great for shade and wildlife.
Fruit great for wildlife. Deciduous. Can be hedge.
Evergreen. More water/shade needed at lower elevations.
Pink blossoms. Seeds may be poisonous.
to 10' diameter. Yellow flowers.
Flowers to 15' stalk. Hillsides and oak woodland.
One of the most cold-hardy agave plants.
Clustered pale flowers. Seed pods curve, look like horns.
Lavender blossoms. Reseeds prolifically.
Blooms July - October.
Good groundcover. Yellow blossoms. Tough plant.
Yellow/orange blossoms. Grows well in disturbed areas.
Vase-shaped with light blue blossoms.
Beautiful blossoming vine. Does well in hanging baskets.
Attractive to bees, butterflies, birds. Resistant to
Requires well-drained soils.
Wide variety of flower colors. Attract bees, hummingbirds.
Long, tubular, funnel-shaped flowers.
Yellow flowers, soft green leaves. Resistant to deer.
Very tough plant.
NM state flower. Light shade ok. Don't cut dead leaves.
to wildlife. Self-seeds freely.
Purplish-hued bunchgrass. Good fill-in grass.
Reseeds easily. High forage value.
Good erosion control. Great for tortoises.
Does well at lower elevations.
Blossoms in fall.
Blooms late summer to fall. Tortoise grass.
Salt tolerant. Good greywater plant.
Requires more water & shade a lower elevations.
Yellow flowers. Vulnerable to overwatering.
Fine blades. High forage value.
Short sod grass. Prefers loamy soils.
High forage value. Larger at higher elevations.
Purplish. High forage value. Great for tortoises.
Handsome flowering clumps.
Low, spreading grass.
Prefers well-drained soil.
the plants listed above are native to and appropriate
for their indicated regions, please recognize that,
in some instances, human development alters the
characteristics of a site such that it may be advisable
to use plants from a neighboring region. For example,
plantings in urban and suburban areas may receive
reflected heat from streets, sidewalks and/or walls
or be in media that receives less moisture than
normal (e.g., next to a paved area – the pavement
blocks rain from entering soil). Accordingly, using
plants from a neighboring region that support higher
temperatures and/or drier conditions may be more
2. While a plant is native to a region, that does
not mean that it will grow everywhere in that region.
The characteristics of any site will typically vary
from place to place and some plants may do better
than others at various places within a site. In
other words, a little experimentation might be required.