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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?
In the late 1800s, John Wesley Wolfe, a disabled Civil War veteran, and his son, Fred, built a homestead in what is now Arches National Park. A weathered log cabin, root cellar, and corral remain as evidence of the primitive ranch they operated for more than 10 years.