Plant Species List
Here you will find the web-based flora for Joshua Tree National Park. All of the plants found within the boundaries of the park are listed alphabetically under the first letter of the scientific name. Follow the links below to find detailed species information and photos.
Joshua Tree National Park has nearly 750 documented plant species, representing approximately 12% of the California Flora and 33% of the taxa within the California desert region. The floristic richness of this area is greatly enhanced by the high percentage of annual species, which represent 47% of the species. Another important contributor to the floristic richness at Joshua Tree is the many species that flower in the summer or fall season, for example, 5% of the flora consists of summer annuals-species that only respond to summer rains.