Desert Plants is a unique botanical journal published by The University of Arizona for Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum. This journal is devoted to encouraging the appreciation of indigenous and adapted arid land plants. Desert Plants publishes a variety of manuscripts intended for amateur and professional desert plant enthusiasts. A few of the diverse topics covered include desert horticulture, landscape architecture, desert ecology, and history. First published in 1979, Desert Plants is currently published biannually with issues in June and December.

Digital access to this material is made possible by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum, and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona.


Contact Desert Plants at DesertPlants@cals.arizona.edu.

Table of Contents

Recent Submissions

  • Leucophyllums for Southern Arizona Landscapes

    Starr, Greg (University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1993)
    Leucophyllum is a member of the family Scrophulariaceae and includes 12 species which occur in extreme southern New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico. Leucophyllum frutescens was in cultivation in southern Arizona in the early 1940's and only recently have new species been cultivated. Seven species and their cultivars are discussed with specific reference to descriptions, culture, identification, and distribution. Each species is distinct and all are highly recommended for landscape use.
  • Woody Legumes in Southwest Desert

    Johnson, Matthew B.; Desert Legume Program, College of Agriculture, The University of Arizona (University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1993)
  • Editorial - Desert Plants in Transition

    University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1993
  • Desert Plants, Volume 10, Number 4 (1993)

    University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1993