Locality: City of Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve (33.690000, -111.810000)
This study is part of an effort to establish a baseline assessment of the biotic condition of the City of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The study area is in northeastern Scottsdale and includes the McDowell Mountain range and areas to the north of the range. In total, 379 taxa in 61 families were identified between February 2011 and September 2013. The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy's Field Institute trained volunteer citizen scientists to participate in collecting specimens for the study. Seedbank samples were collected and cultivated in a greenhouse to simulate a wet spring season. Plant families with the largest presence in the preserve include Asteraceae (65 taxa), Poaceae (49), Fabaceae (19), Boraginaceae (22), and Cactaceae (17). Major biotic communities were identified and described.
Notes: Last amended 29 April 2022; additions to published flora marked with asterisk in Notes & Vouchers