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Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

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Project Background

Yavapai County Master Gardeners began taking photos of native plants in the higher elevations of Yavapai County, Arizona, in July 2007. The goal of the project was to provide educational information to aid Master Gardeners in plant identification and to aid the community in selecting the appropriate native and water-wise plants for their habitats.

Photos were taken over a 2 year period to capture the plants’ seasonal changes. The website currently contains many of the common native and naturalized cacti, shrubs, succulents, trees, vines and some of the common grasses of the Prescott area. It will be expanded to include more tree, shrub, succulent, cacti, and grass species, herbaceous perennials and other elevations of Yavapai County.

This website was developed by a team of Yavapai County Master Gardeners. Contributing photographers are listed below. Special thanks to Sue Smith, team leader, website and database developer, and to Sue Arnold, Mary Barnes,Pam Bowman, Bob Gessner, Wendy Heald, Dr. Charles Johnson, Judy Kennedy, Doug McMillan, Jennifer Moreland, Janet Schieber, Linda Scheerer, Bev Turnbull, Carol Young for researching, documenting, editing, and testing.
Max Licher, Sedona botanist, provided assistance in plant identification.

Jeff Schalau, County Director, Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Yavapai County, provided support and guidance to the project team. John Kava, Research Specialist, at the V Bar V Ranch, an Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station, researched and documented grass data. He also provided assistance identifying grasses.

Resources for this Project

Contributing Photographers

Photo captions show the subject of the photo, location where the photo was taken if available, and the name of the photographer.


Photo Subject
Location - Photographer Name

Contributing photographers:

Anthony Mendoza @
Bob Gessner, Prescott, AZ
Bev Turnbull, Prescott, AZ
Charlie Johnson, Prescott, AZ
Doug McMillan, Prescott, AZ
Frankie Coburn @
Ginny Shugars, Prescott, AZ
John Kava, Prescott, AZ
Janet Schieber, Prescott, AZ
Jeff Schalau, Prescott, AZ
Kirby Hughes, Prescott, AZ

Liz Makings @
Mary Barnes, Chino Valley, AZ
Max Licher @
Marv Mazur, Prescott, AZ
Patrick Alexander @
Sue Smith, Prescott, AZ
Wally Anderson, Prescott, AZ

Using Images on the Website

Images on this website may be freely used for educational purposes. Please credit the photographer and the Yavapai County Native and Naturalized Plants website. The following format is suggested and will be appreciated:
     photographer name @

Photos from Southwest Environmental Information Network (SEINET),, should be credited as shown on our web pages:
     photographer name @

  Your comments are welcomed, and may be sent to Jeff Schalau.

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Yavapai County
840 Rodeo Dr #C
Prescott, AZ 86305
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Last Updated: May 10, 2017  
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