Welcome to New Mexico's Interactive Plant List!

In an effort to instruct New Mexicans in the art of using outdoor water more efficiently, the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer, in collaboration with the US Bureau of Reclamation, is providing an expert-recommended list of low-water use, native or adaptive plants that thrive in our climate and save water.

Select your search criteria (Region, Plant Category, Flower Color, Bloom Season, Sun Exposure, Plant Size, Deciduous/Evergreen, Water Requirement, Wildlife Attraction or Soil Type) and New Mexico's Interactive Plant List will help you select a plant that is appropriate to your specific microclimate. No more costly experiments.

Many thanks to our Plant List Advisory team of volunteers and experts: Patti Bushee (NMOSE), Ken Heil (San Juan College), Tracy Neal (Green Forward), Bob Pennington (Agua Fria Nursery), Judith Phillips (Bernardo Beach Plant Farm), Dan Smeal (NMSU), Curtis Smith (NMSU), Randy Schultz & Lawanna Duran (Schultz Communications), Renee West (Carlsbad), John White (UTEP).

Also thanks to those that donated plant photographs: High Country Gardens (www.highcountrygardens.com) and the Quercus Group (www.thequercusgroup.com).

Special Thanks to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for providing financial assistance.