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Dalea pulchra (Fabaceae) - Populations of this species occur peripherally in New Mexico. (Species occurs in Arizona and New Mexico, USDA, NCRS 2001)
Dalea scariosa
Dalea scoparia (Fabaceae) - This name is synonymous with Psorothamnus scoparius, a species that is common throughout the drainage of the Rio Grande in central New Mexico extending east into northern Texas.
Dalea scoparia var. duncanii (Fabaceae) - This taxon is not valid.
Delphinium occidentale ssp. quercicola (Ranunculaceae) - (This name appears to be synonymous for Delphinium x occidentale (S.Wats.) S. Wats. (pro sp.) [barbeyi x glaucum], which has a distribution over most of the western U.S., USDA, NCRS 2001)
Delphinium sapellonis
Desmodium batocaulon (Fabaceae)
Dichondra argentea (Convolvulaceae) - Populations of this species occur peripherally in New Mexico; preferred habitat is on igneous substrates in Mexico.
Dicranocarpus parviflorus (Asteraceae) - Populations of this species are common on gypsum substrate throughout Trans-Pecos Texas, southeastern New Mexico, and Coahuila, and Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
Draba brachycarpa (Brassicaceae)
Drymaria effusa var. depressa (Caryophyllaceae)
Drymaria glandulosa (Caryophyllaceae)
Dryopetalon runcinatum (Brassicaceae) - Populations of this species are common in the Sierra Madre Occidental.
Echinocactus horizonthalonius (Cactaceae) - This species is widespread and common in south central New Mexico, western Texas and as far south as central Mexico. In New Mexico it occurs as far north as Bernallillo and Guadalupe Counties.
Echinocactus texensis (Cactaceae) - This species is widespread and common in southeastern New Mexico. It occurs as far north as Interstate 40 in New Mexico, as far south as Coahuila and southern Nuevo Leon, Mexico and east to Texas.
Echinocereus fendleri var. fasciculatus (Cactaceae) - This species is synonymous with Echinocereus englemannii var. fasciculatus which is common throughout southeastern Arizona and the northeastern corner of Sonora, Mexico. It is peripheral in New Mexico but not rare in Catron and Grant counties.
Echinocereus pectinatus var. rigidissimus (Cactaceae) - Populations of this species are common in the southwestern corner of New Mexico, the northwestern corner of Chihuahua and eastern Sonora, Mexico, and in a large area of southeastern Arizona.
Echinocereus x lloydii (Cactaceae) - This is a sporadic hybrid taxon cross between E. coccineus var. gurneyi and E. dasyacanthus found where parents' ranges overlap in southeastern New Mexico, western Texas, and northern Coahuila, Mexico. This is a valid taxon, but not a valid species.
Elytraria imbricata (Acanthaceae) - This is a common species.
Ephedra coryi
Epilobium canum ssp. latifolium (Onagraceae) - Populations of this subpecies are common from southwestern New Mexico to California and northern Mexico.
Epipactis gigantea (Orchidaceae) - Populations of this species are widespread and abundant across western U.S.
Epithelantha micromeris (Cactaceae) - Populations of this species are common from central New Mexico south to Saltillo in Coahuila, Mexico.
Erigeron bistiensis (Asteraceae)
Erigeron flagellaris (Asteraceae) - Populations of this species are common in New Mexico.
Erigeron gilensis (Asteraceae)
Erigeron pulcherrimus (Asteraceae) - Populations of this species are common north to Wyoming.
Eriogonum atrorubens (Polygonaceae) - Populations of this species are peripheral in New Mexico, and common in Mexico.
Eriogonum capillare (Polygonaceae)
Eriogonum inflatum (Polygonaceae) - Populations of this species are peripheral in New Mexico, and common in Arizona and California.
Eriogonum leptocladon var. papiliunculi (Polygonaceae)
Eriogonum lonchophyllum var. nudicaule (Polygonaceae) - Populations of this variety are common throughout northwestern New Mexico.
Eriogonum salsuginosum (Polygonaceae) - Populations of this species are common on the Colorado Plateau.
Eriogonum scabrellum (Polygonaceae) - Populations of this species are peripheral in northwestern New Mexico, but widespread throughout southeastern Utah and western Colorado.
Eryngium lemmonii (Apiaceae) - Populations of this species are common in the Sierra Madre Occidental.
Erysimum capitatum var. argillosum (Brassicaceae) - This variety needs further taxonomic study.
Erysimum nivale (Brassicaceae) - This species needs further taxonomic study. (Synonymous with E. capitatum, USDA, NCRS 2001)
Escobaria dasyacantha (Cactaceae) - This species does not occur in New Mexico.
Escobaria missouriensis var. missouriensis (Cactaceae)
Escobaria orcuttii var. koenigii (Cactaceae)
Escobaria orcuttii var. macrixina (Cactaceae)
Escobaria vivipara var. vivipara (Cactaceae)
Euphorbia antisyphilitica (Euphorbiaceae) - Populations of this species occur peripherally in New Mexico; it is widespread and common in western Texas and adjacent areas of Mexico.
Euphorbia brachycera (Euphorbiaceae) - Populations of this species are widespread in southern New Mexico and elsewhere.
Euphorbia capitellata (Euphorbiaceae)
Euphorbia delicatula (Euphorbiaceae)
Euphorbia strictior (Euphorbiaceae)
Eurybia horrida (Asteraceae)
Eustoma exaltatum (Gentianaceae) - Populations of this species are common in southeastern U.S. The habitat, which is alkaline cienegas, may be sensitive.
Eustoma grandiflorum (Gentianaceae) - Populations of this species are common in southeastern U.S. The habitat, which is alkaline cienegas, may be sensitive. (Synonymous with E. exaltatum ssp. russellianum, which has a range that extends from Louisiana to Montana, USDA, NCRS 2001.)
Eysenhardtia polystachya (Fabaceae) - Populations of this species occur peripherally in New Mexico and are common.
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Ferocactus hamatacanthus (Cactaceae) - This species has been considered a peripheral New Mexico species, however, it may no longer occur, or may never have occurred in the state. It is known tentatively from the Cornudas Mountains in Texas, and is common in theTrans-Pecos area of Texas and northern Mexico.
Fimbristylis puberula var. interior (Cyperaceae) - Disjunct populations of this variety occur In New Mexico at Santa Rosa, however, the range extends to eastern U.S. (Distribution extends from Nevada to Nebraska and south to Texas, plus Minnesota, USDA, NCRS 2001.)
Frankenia jamesii (Frankeniaceae) - Populations of this species are common from the Great Basin to southern New Mexico.
Fraxinus cuspidata var. macropetala (Oleaceae) - Populations of this variety are common. The taxonomic distinctness of the variety is questionable. (This variety is not found in the USDA NCRS plant list page.)
Fritillaria atropurpurea (Liliaceae) - Populations of this species are peripheral in New Mexico, however, the range of the species extends to Oregon.
Froelichia arizonica (Amaranthaceae) - The distribution of this species ranges from western Texas to southern Arizona and northern Mexico. Peripheral populations occur in New Mexico.
Galium frankliniense (Rubiaceae) - This species is synonymous with Galium writghtii. (Range for this species is most of Southwest from Texas to California, USDA, NCRS 2001)
Gaultheria humifusa (Ericaceae) - Populations of this species are peripheral in New Mexico, but it is common elsewhere.
Gnaphalium pringlei (Asteraceae)
Gomphrena nitida (Amaranthaceae) - Populations of this species are common in the southwestern U.S. and in Mexico.
Gomphrena sonorae (Amaranthaceae) - Populations of this species are common in the southwestern U.S. and in Mexico.
Graptopetalum rusbyi (Crassulaceae)
Grindelia acutifolia (Asteraceae)
Grindelia decumbens var. subincisa (Asteraceae) - Populations of this variety are abundant in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado.
Grindelia havardii (Asteraceae)
Habenaria dilatata (Orchidaceae) - Populations of this species are common to Alaska; peripheral populations occur in New Mexico.
Habenaria unalascensis (Orchidaceae) - Populations of this species are more common in the northwest U.S. to Alaska; peripheral populations occur in New Mexico.
Habenaria zothecina (Orchidaceae)
Halenia recurva (Gentianaceae) - Populations of this species are peripheral in New Mexico but are very common in the Sierras of Mexico.
Haplopappus spinulosus (Asteraceae) - This is an invalid taxon. (Synonymous with Machaeranthera pinnatifida ssp. pinnatifida var. pinnatifida. USDA, NCRS 2001)
Hedyotis angulata(Rubiaceae)
Helianthus laciniatus (Asteraceae)
Helianthus neglectus (Asteraceae) - This species is considered rare in Rare Plants of Texas (Poole et al., 2007). As of 2009, there was only one New Mexico specimen in New Mexico herbaria. Bob Sivinski surveyed for this plant in New Mexico in 2010. He found it in eastern Eddy County from the Loco Hills south through the Los Medaņos to the Texas border, then across almost all of the southern half of Lea County. It follows the shinnery oak to northeastern Lea County and into eastern Roosevelt County as far north as Portales. Since this can be a regionally abundant sunflower and ranges well over 100 miles, it is not a rare plant by the NMRPTC definition. Sivinski has deposited voucher specimens at the UNM herbarium.
Heliomeris hispida (Asteraceae) - Too widespread. Does not fit the NMRPTC definition of rare.
Heliotropium greggii (Boraginaceae) - Populations of this species are common across Trans-Pecos Texas.
Heterotheca villosa var. sierrablancensis (Asteraceae) - Called to our attention for possible addition to the rare list in an E-mail by Bob Sivinski on October 12, 2001. Subsequent investigation indicated that the taxon's range from White Sands Missile Range to the Guadalupe Mountains is to great to qualify as rare.
Heuchera glomerulata (Saxifragaceae) - Populations of this species are widespread in southwestern New Mexico and eastern Arizona.
Hieracium abscissum (Asteraceae) - In the U.S., there are only 5 specimens, 4 from Arizona and 1 from New Mexico (all under the name Hieracium rusbyi). It is considered rare in the Arizona Rare Plants Field Guide. The TROPICOS-VAST database has 44 records scattered from central Mexico to Panama. It is too common in Mexico and Central America to quilify as a New Mexico rare plant.
Hieracium pringlei (Asteraceae)
Hieracium rusbyi (Asteraceae) - A synonym of Hieracium abscissum (FNA 19:293, 2006).
Hymenoxys olivaceae (Asteraceae) - This species needs taxonomic study. This name is possibly synonymous with Hymenoxys richarsonii var. floribunda. (This name was not found on the USDA PLANT LIST.)
Hymenoxys richardsonii (Asteraceae) - This is a very common species.
Ibervillea tenuisecta (Cucurbitaceae) - Populations of this species are common in southern New Mexico and western Texas.
Ibervillea tripartita (Cucurbitaceae) - This species probably does not occur in New Mexico.
Iliamna grandiflora (Malvaceae)
Ipomoea cardiophylla (Convolvulaceae)
Ipomoea plummera (Convolvulaceae)
Ipomoea tenuiloba (Convolvulaceae)
Ipomoea egregia (Convolvulaceae) - This name is synonymous with Ipomoea plummerae and Ipomoea plummerae var. egregia. (Distributions are Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and New Mexico, Arizona, respectively, USDA, NCRS 2001)
Ipomopsis congesta ssp. frutescens (Polemoniaceae)
Ipomopsis macombii (Polemoniaceae) - Populations of this species are common in the Sierra Madre Occidental.
Ipomopsis pinnata (Polemoniaceae) - Populations of this species are peripheral in New Mexico; it is a common species in Mexico.
Jatropha macrorhiza (Euphorbiaceae) - Populations of this species are peripheral in New Mexico; it is a common species in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Juniperus pinchotii (Cupressaceae) - Populations of this species are peripheral in New Mexico; it is a common species in western Texas.
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Lepidium montanum var. todiltoensis (Brassicaceae) - This variety was named by Atwood and Welsh in 2007 (Rhodora 109:407) and said to be endemic to the Todilto Formation in west-central New Mexico. Ken Heil reports that populations of this variety are common throughout the Four Corners region as well as occurring on Todilto gypsum outcrops in west-central New Mexico, so it is not rare. Lipidium montanum is a highly variable species. Given that variety todiltoensis has a much broader range than the authors realized, further study is justified to determine if variety todiltoensis should be recognized as distinct.
Lesquerella calcicola (Brassicaceae)
Lesquerella praecox (Brassicaceae) - This name is synonymous with Lesquerella fendleri, a common species.
Lesquerella valida (Brassicaceae)
Lilium philadelphicum var. andinum (Liliaceae)
Limonium limbatum (Plumbaginaceae) - Populations of this species are locally common from western Texas to eastern Arizona.
Linaria vulgaris (Scrophulariaceae) - This is an introduced species.
Lobelia fenestralis (Campanulaceae)
Lomatium grayi (Apiaceae) - This is a common species.
Lomatium macdougalii (Apiaceae) - This name is synonymous with Lomatium foeniculaceum var. macdougalii, a common species.
Lotus neomexicanus (Fabaceae) - This is a common species.
Ludwigia palustris (Onagraceae) - Populations of this species are peripheral in New Mexico. It is common in eastern North America.
Lupinus aquilinus (Fabaceae) - This name is synonymous with Lupinus sierrae-blancae ssp. aquilinus. (Distribution is New Mexico, USDA, NCRS 2001)
Lupinus laetus (Fabaceae) - This name is synonymous with Lupinus sierrae-blancae ssp. aquilinus. (Distribution is New Mexico, USDA, NCRS 2001)
Lupinus sierra-blancae ssp. aquilinus (Fabaceae) - This name is synonymous with Lupinus aquilinus. (Distribution is New Mexico, USDA, NCRS 2001)
Lycopodium annotinum (Lycopodiaceae) - Populations of this species are peripheral in New Mexico, but its distribution is circumboreal.
Lysimachia hybrida (Primulaceae)
Machaeranthera amplifolia (Asteraceae) - This name is synonymous with Machaeranthera stellata, a common species.
Machaeranthera blephariphylla (Asteraceae)
Machaeranthera gymnocephala, see Machaeranthera blephariphylla (Asteraceae)
Machaeranthera pinnatifida var. pinnatifida (Asteraceae) - Populations of this variety are common and widespread.
Macrosiphonia brachysiphon (Apocynaceae)
Malaxis ehrenbergii (Orchidaceae) - This name is synonymous with Malaxis porphyrea, a species whose populations are scattered, but widespread and locally common.
Malaxis macrostachya (Orchidaceae) - This name is synonymous with Malaxis soulei, a species whose populations are scattered, but are not rare in Mexico.
Malaxis tenuis (Orchidaceae) - Populations of this species are common in Mexico.
Mammillaria heyderi var. macdougalii (Cactaceae) - This plant does not occur in New Mexico. New Mexico plants are variety bulingtoniana and variety heyderi. The taxonomy of Mammillaria. heyderi var. macdougalii is questionable.
Mammillaria viridiflora (Cactaceae) - Populations of this species are widespread and moderately common from southwestern New Mexico to central Arizona. Populations are found mostly north of I-10 from near Santa Rita, New Mexico to near Prescott, Arizona.
Mammillaria wrightii var. wilcoxii (Cactaceae) - Populations of this variety are common from Hidalgo County, New Mexico and southwestern Arizona to east central Sonora and west central Chihuahua, Mexico.
Mammillaria wrightii var. wrightii (Cactaceae) - In New Mexico, this variety is found from the northeast corner of the state to near Zuni, Silver City, Las Cruces and Hondo. The only verified population outside of New Mexico is at Quarino Wash, near I-40 in eastern Arizona (DJF). It is suspected to occur in Trans-Pecos, Texas and northern Chihuahua, but this has not been verified. Though doubtful, it may also occur in southeastern Arizona. The variety wolfii from central Chihuahua is very similar, but with nearly white to white flowers.
Marah gilensis (Cucurbitaceae)
Margaranthus purpurascens (Solanaceae) - This name is synonymous with Physalis solanaceous, a species that is widespread and common from western Texas to Arizona and northern Mexico.
Marsilea mexicana (Marsileaceae) - This name has been misapplied to Marsilea mollis, which ranges to South America. Populations are peripheral in New Mexico, if they occur at all.
Marsilea mollis (Marsileaceae) - Populations of this species range to South America. Populations are peripheral in New Mexico, if they occur at all.
Mecardonia vandellioides (Scrophulariaceae) - Populations of this species are peripheral in New Mexico. (Synonymous with M. procumbens. Distribution is Arizona to Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida, USDA, NCRS 2001.)
Mentzelia asperula (Loasaceae) - This is a common species.
Mentzelia decapetala (Loasaceae) - Populations of this species are common in eastern New Mexico and adjacent Texas.
Mentzelia jemezensis (Loasaceae) - Taxon is invalid, pending publication.
Mentzelia perennis (Loasaceae)
Mertensia alpina (Boraginaceae) - Populations of this species occur peripherally in New Mexico. It is a common species in the Rocky Mountains.
Mertensia ciliata (Boraginaceae) - Populations of this species occur peripherally in New Mexico.
Mertensia viridis (Boraginaceae) - This name is synonymous with Mertensia lanceolata var. nevalis which is common in the southern Rocky Mountains.
Mertensia viridis var. caelestina (Boraginaceae) - This name is synonymous with Mertensia lanceolatus var. nevalis, which is common in the southern Rocky Mountains. (Also synonymous with M. oblongifolia, USDA, NCRS 2001.)
Metastelma arizonicum (Asclepidaceae) - This name is synonymous with Cynacium arizonicum, a species with widespread distribution from Sonora and southern Arizona into New Mexico.
Milla biflora (Liliaceae) - Populations of this species occur peripherally in New Mexico; it is common in Mexico.
Mimosa grahamii (Fabaceae)
Mimulus cordatus (Scrophulariaceae) - This name is synonymous with Mimulus guttatus, a common species.
Mimulus dentilobus (Scrophulariaceae) - This species is considered rare in Rare Plants of Texas (Poole et al. 2007). In Texas it is known only from Presidio County. In New Mexico, it is known from two specimens collected in Catron County. There are 27 specimens in Arizona herbaria collected from six southeastern Arizona counties. It is known in Mexico from the states of Chihuahua, Sonora, Durango, Sinaloa, and Baja California Sur. This species occupies wetland habitats that are scattered in desert mountain ranges in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. It is too abundant and widespread to be considered rare by NMRPTC criteria.
Mimulus guttatus (Scrophulariaceae) - This is a common species.
Mimulus nasutus var. nasutus (Scrophulariaceae) - This is a common species.
Mimulus primuloides (Scrophulariaceae) - This is a common species.
Mitella pentandra (Saxifragaceae) - This is a common species.
Monnina wrightii (Polygalaceae) - Populations of this species are common in western New Mexico.
Mortonia sempervirens (Celastraceae) - Ken Heil and Steve O'Kane collected the first New Mexico specimen in Quay County in 2008. This plant predominately occurs in Texas and Mexico. A search of herbarium databases located 17 specimens from Texas and 23 specimens from Mexico. This small shrub grows on limestone, an abundant habitat. No herbarium labels describe it as rare and several stated it was frequent. This plant appears to be too abundant and widespread to be considered rare by NMRPTC criteria.
Myriophyllum pinnatum (Haloragidaceae) - Populations of this species are widespread and common.
Nama foliosum (Hydrophyllaceae) - This name is synonymous with Nama hispidum, a common species.
Nama tenue (Hydrophyllaceae) - This name is synonymous with Nama dichotomum, a common species.
Nemacladus glanduliferus var. orientalis (Campanulaceae) - Populations of this variety are peripheral in New Mexico, but the distribution is otherwise widespread.
Neolloydia intertexta (Cactaceae) - This name is synonymous with Echinomastus intertextus, Sclerocactus intertextus var. intertextus (USDA) and Echinocactus intertextus (USDA). This species is common from Guadalupe county to Bernalillo county, New Mexico, southeastern Arizona, western Texas, northeastern Sonora, and northern Chihuahua, Mexico. We have two varieties (intertextus and dasyacanthus) both of which are common and widespread. (Flowers smell like coconut)
Nesaea longipes (Lythraceae) - Described from NM for the Boundary Survey of 1848 - 1852 (C. Wright 353). Locational information uncertain and deemed unreliable. Not documented from NM since. (Phil Tonne 2013).
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Photo credits in header Peniocereus greggii var. greggii © T. Todsen,
Lepidospartum burgessii © M. Howard, Argemone pleiacantha ssp. pinnatisecta © R. Sivinski
Design: J. Mygatt; Copyright © 1999-2005 New Mexico Rare Plant Technical Council