Desert Plants


 Desert Plants is a unique botanical journal published by Boyce Thompson Arboretum. This journal is devoted to encouraging the appreciation of indigenous and adapted arid land plants. Desert Plants publishes a variety of manuscripts intended for amateur and professional desert plant enthusiasts. A few of the diverse topics covered include desert horticulture, landscape architecture, desert ecology, and history. First published in 1979, Desert Plans is currently published biannually with issues in June and December. Subscriptions are accepted throughout the year. Each issue contains several pages of color. Back Issues are available through the Desert Plants office. Special issues devoted to the flora of an area are routinely printed. Occasionally an issue devoted to one specific topic is published.

Desert Plants is a non-profit publication supported solely through subscriptions and contributions. The journal is backed by a small group of loyal subscribers, many of who annually contribute an amount over and above the subscription cost. Underwriters and Supporters are recognized in each issue. Without this support the journal would cease to exist.

  • Have you ever wondered about the physiology of desert plants?

  • Are you interested in arid land plant horticulture?

  • Curious about the history of early desert plant explorers?

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Desert Plants
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
37615 E Arboretum Way
Superior, AZ 85173



updated August 2018

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