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Welcome to the New Mexico Rare Plants Website

Presented by the New Mexico Rare Plant Technical Council (NMRPTC)


The mission of the New Mexico Rare Plant Technical Council (NMRPTC) is to form a current and accurate list of New Mexico's rare plants and to provide the best information available from the literature and personal experiences of council members on their distributions, ecology, and conservation status.

This resource should be cited as

New Mexico Rare Plant Technical Council. 1999. New Mexico Rare Plants. Albuquerque, NM: New Mexico Rare Plants Home Page. http://nmrareplants.unm.edu (Latest update: 12 February 2019).

Photo credits in header Peniocereus greggii var. greggii © T. Todsen,
Lepidospartum burgessii © M. Howard, Argemone pleiacantha ssp. pinnatisecta © R. Sivinski
Design: J. Mygatt; Copyright © 1999-2005 New Mexico Rare Plant Technical Council