Below is a brief listing of some useful literature for identifying the native flora of New Mexico.
Allred, K.W. 1997. A Field Guide to the Flora of the Jornada Plain, 2nd Edition. Contributions to the Range Science Herbarium, New Mexico State University,
Allred, K.W. 2005. A Field Guide to the Grasses of New Mexico, 3rd Edition. New Mexico Agricultural Experiment Station, Las Cruces.
Allred, K.W. 2008. Flora Neomexicana I: The Vascular Plants of New Mexico - An Annotated Checklist to the Names of Vascular Plants with Synonymy and
Bibliography. Available at: http://www.lulu.com.
Allred, K.W. and R.D. Ivey. 2012. Flora Neomexicana III: An Illustrated Identification Manual. Available at: http://www.lulu.com.
Barneby, R.C. 1964. Atlas of North American Astragalus. Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden 13:1-1188.
Benson, L. 1982. The Cacti of the United States and Canada. Stanford University Press, Palo Alto, California.
Bleakly, D.L. 1998. A key to the penstemons of New Mexico. The New Mexico Botanist 9:1-10.
Carter, J.L. 2012. Trees and Shrubs of New Mexico. Mimbres Publishing, Silver City, NM.
Correll, D.S. and H.B. Correll. 1972. Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southwestern United States. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
Reprinted in 2002 by Blackburn Press, Caldwell, New Jersey.
Correll, D.S. and M.C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas. Texas Research Foundation, Renner, Texas.
Cronquist, A., A.H. Holmgren, N.H. Holmgren and J.L. Reveal. 1972 onward. Intermountain Flora, Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A.,
Volumes 1-2, 3A-B, 4-7. New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York.
Ferguson, D.J. 2001. Phemeranthus and Talinum (Portulacaceae) in New Mexico. The New Mexico Botanist 20:1-7.
Flora of North America Editorial Committee. 1993 onward. The Flora of North America. Volumes 2-5, 19-23, 26-27. Oxford University Press, New York.
Fraiser, C.K. 1999. A taxonomic study of Philadelphus (Hydrangeaceae) as it occurs in New Mexico. The New Mexico Botanist 13:1-6.
Great Plains Flora Association. 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. University Press of Kansas, Lawrence.
Heil, K., S.L. O'Kane Jr., L.M. Reeves, and A. Clifford. 2013. Flora of the Four Corners Region. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis, Missouri.
Isley, D. 1998. Native and Naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the United States. Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, Brigham Young University, Provo,
Ivey, R.D. 2009. Flowering plants of New Mexico. 5th edition. R.D. and V. Ivey, Publishers, 9311 Headingly Court, NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111
Kearney, T.H. and R.H. Peebles. 1960. Arizona Flora, 2nd edition. University of California Press, Berkeley.
Martin, W.C. and C.R. Hutchins. 1980. A Flora of New Mexico. Volumes 1-2. J. Cramer Publishing, Vaduz, Germany.
New Mexico Native Plants Protection Advisory Committee. 1984. A Handbook of Rare and Endemic Plants of New Mexico. University of New Mexico Press,
Poole, J.M., W.R. Carr, D.M. Price and J.R. Singhurst. 2007. Rare Plants of Texas. Texas A&M University Press, College Station.
Sivinski, R. 2009. Identification of Mentzelia species in New Mexico. The New Mexico Botanist 48:1-4.
Weber, W.A. and R.C. Wittmann. 1996. Colorado Flora: Western Slope. University Press of Colorado, Boulder.
Weber, W.A. and R.C. Wittmann. 1996. Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope. University Press of Colorado. Boulder.
Welsh, S.L., N.D. Atwood, S. Goodrich and L.C. Higgins. 2003. A Utah Flora, 3rd Edition. Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, Brigham Young University,
Welsh, S.L. 2007. North American Species of Astragalus Linnaeus (Leguminosae): A taxonomic revision. Brigham Young University,