Upland Plants

Southeastern Arizona Upland Plants

Uplands are generally areas above 4000 feet (1219 m) and below 5500 feet (1676 m) in elevation here in southeastern Arizona. Since uplands receive a bit more rainfall than the deserts, grasses are more commonly found there, and many of our upland areas are also grasslands (land areas dominated by grasses). Grasses can be found in the other habitats (on desert hillsides, in lush riparian areas, and in mountain meadows), but they are not so extensive in these areas. Non-grassland upland areas may have mixed vegetation types, chaparral, or woodlands.

Listed below are some of the upland (mid-elevation) wildflowers and plants found in southeastern Arizona.