This diversity can be explained in part by the Monument's location. The vegetation is dominated by jojoba, followed by palo verde and brittlebush. Other plants include various species of cholla, saguaro, sotol, yucca, agave, ocotillo, and native and nonnative grasses. A small riparian area contains sycamore, walnut, hackberry, and dewberry. For more information, check out our virtual tour.
Did You Know?
One of the earliest known cotton farming communities, dating from approximately AD 100 - 600, is located near Tonto National Monument.