Metro Phoenix EcoFlora

Let’s discover what’s growing in metro Phoenix! By making as many observations as possible, we can learn more about the biodiversity of our urban desert home. Everyone is invited to be a citizen scientist.

The EcoFlora project was launched by the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) in 2016. Then in 2019, NYBG received a National Leadership Grant to scale up the EcoFlora project in collaboration with four gardens across the country, including Desert Botanical Garden.

The Metro Phoenix EcoFlora project will serve to provide insight into bigger biodiversity science questions, increase understanding and appreciation of plant life, and contribute to the sustainability efforts of Metropolitan Phoenix.






Species Observed


Every month join the EcoFlora project’s new quests.

July EcoQuest: Sonoran Survivors

July 1 - 31, 2020
Partner Event

Join the July EcoQuest: Sonoran Survivors! This month’s EcoQuest is dedicated to learning to recognize Sonoran Desert plants that can survive or repopulate after fire in order to increase our understanding and appreciation of the Sonoran Desert ecosystem.

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Project Partners

We are grateful for the support and leadership of our partners in this effort.

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CAZCA is an initiative of Desert Botanical Garden. Any donations made to CAZCA must be made through Desert Botanical Garden. You will now be taken to their website to complete this transaction. Thank you!