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Click on the common name or scientific name button below to find a listing of some of the most common plants seen at Arches National Park. From these lists, you can click on a common or scientific name to find photographs and a description of that plant.
Click on the plant list button below for a complete listing of plants in Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and Natural Bridges National Monument.
The nomenclature for the plant list of Arches National Park is based on A Utah Flora by Stanley L. Welsh, N. Duane Atwood, Sherel Goodrich, and Larry C. Higgins (Editors). Where this differs, there is a notation in the plant description.
Did You Know?
Pinyon trees do not produce pine nuts every year. These delicious nuts can only be harvested every three to seven years. This irregular schedule prevents animals from adapting to an abundance of pine nuts and guarantees that at least some nuts will become new trees instead of a quick meal.