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Winter Frost and Freezing

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Cold Hardy Landscape Cactus for Southern Arizona

  • Argentine Saguaro - Trichocereus terscheckii
  • Chihuahuan Snow Ball - Thelocactus macdowellii
  • Claret Cup Hedgehog - Echinocactus triglochidiatus
  • Fishhook - Ferocactus wislizeni
  • Glory of Texas - Thelocactus bicolor
  • Golden Barrel - Echinocactus grusonii
  • Hybrid Torch Cactus - Trichocereus Hybrids
  • Old Man of the Andes - Oreocereus celsianus
  • Pincushion - Mammillaria rubragrandis
  • Red Spined Barrel - Ferocactus pilosus

Native Grasses

https://cals.arizona.edu/yavapaiplants/Grasses/grasses.php

Native Plants of Arizona

http://wc.pima.edu/~bfiero/tucsonecology/plants/plants_home.htm

Common Native Weeds

http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/onlinebks/weeds/titlweed.htm

Fountain Grass

Fountain Grass in general creates problems in our natural and native habitat.  Fire spread and crowding out of native plants are just two of the problems with Fountain Grass.  http://www.birdandhike.com/Veg/Species/Grass/Pennis_set/_Pen_set.htm

Spurge

Spurge has many forms and is quite invasive.  It will often be found in the cracks between patio blocks, cement sidewalks and other forms of construction or disturbed earth.  It is a member of the Euphorbia family of plants. http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7445.html

Russian Thistle

Russian Thistle also has the quaint name of Tumbleweed.  Those bushy dry plants blowing across highways in a wind are tumbling weeds or Tumbleweed. http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/WEEDS/russian_thistle.html

Common Native Wildflowers

http://www.delange.org/ArizWFlowers/Wf.htm

Reptiles of Arizona

http://wc.pima.edu/~bfiero/tucsonecology/animals/reptiles.htm

Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert

http://www.amwua.org
http://www.horticultureunlimited.com/

Invasive and Destructive Buffelgrass

Buffelgrass, besides being aggressively invasive, produces extreme fire behavior yielding temps of up to 1600 degrees Fahrenheit, hot enough to melt aluminum - http://buffelgrass.org

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