February 2017

Weather Note: January 2017 did not bring a freeze but did bring 2+ inches of rain. Many long-blooming plants have continued to bloom sporadically and some spring bloomers are getting an early start.

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Native Plants: perennials, shrubs, and trees

fleabane

fleabane

flower of desert marigold blooming at Academy Village

desert marigold

golden dyssodia blooming at Academy Village

golden dyssodia

flower of chuparosa blooming at Academy Village

chuparosa

closeup of flowers of brittlebush blooming at Academy Village

brittlebush

Goodding verbena blooming at Academy Village

Goodding verbena

native fairy duster blooming at Academy Village

fairy duster

flowers of Arizona jewel flower blooming at Academy Village

Arizona jewel flower

flower of wedgeleaf draba blooming at Academy Village

wedgeleaf draba

bladderpod mustard

desert globemallow blooming at Academy Village

desert globemallow

Texas rue blooming at Academy Village

Texas rue

flower and leaves of creosote blooming at Academy Village

creosote

Fremont desert thorn blooming at Academy Village

Freemont desert thorn

Non-Native Plants: plants used in landscapes

trailing lantana blooming at Academy Village

trailing lantana

closeup of bottlebrush flowers blooming at Academy Village

bottlebrush

closeup of rosemary flower blooming at Academy Village

rosemary

sweet acacia blooming at Academy Village

sweet acacia

closeup of flower of feathery cassia at Academy Village

feathery cassia

autumn sage blooming at Academy Village

autumn sage

Invasive or Weedy Plants: both non-native and native

INVASIVE!
Sahara mustard

Matthiola parviflora flower and leaves at Academy Village

POTENITALLY
INVASIVE
Matthiola

flowers of London rocket blooming at Academy Village

London rocket
non-native that spreads

closeup of flower of redstem filaree

redstem filaree
non-native that spreads