Plant Life at the Graham Residence

When The Graham Residence was built, great care was taken to harm as few of the native plants on the property as possible.  Here – for those of you who are interested – is a fairly comprehensive list of the plants you will find throughout Rock Reach:

•          Monkey Flower (mimulus aurantiacus)

•          San Jacinto buckwheat (eriogonum apiculatum) 

•          Rabbitbrush or Chamisa  (chrysothamnus nauseosus) (Dominate plant in the area)

•          Mormon Tea (ephedra aspera)

•          Desert White Cedar (juniperus californica)

•          Desert Mallow or Globe Mallow (sphaeralcea ambigua)

•          Joshua Tree (yucca brevifolia) 

•          Mojave Yucca (yucca schidigera)

•          Desert Stipa (stipa speciosa)

•          Deer Grass (muhlenbergia rigens)

•          Beavertail Pricklypear (opuntia basilaris) 

•          Silver Cholla (opuntia echinocarpa) 

•          Brown Hedgehog Cactus (echinocereus engelmannii) 

•          Bladderpod (cleome isomeris) 

•          Mountain Mahogany (cercocarpus ledifolius)

•          Desert Scrub Oak (quercus turbinella or palmeri)

•          Pinyon Pine (pinus monophylla or pinus edulis)

•          Manzanita (acostaphlyus glauca)

•          Desert Willow (chilopsis linearis)

•          Creosote (larrea tridentate)

•          Brittlebush (Encilia farinose)