Cave Creek Regional Park

 

 

Ferocactus cylindraceous

 

Krameria bicolor

 

Eriogonum fasciculatum

 

 

Coordinating Botanist: Kara Barron

 

Status:In Progress

 

Started:2014

 

Taxa List

 

 

 

Cave Creek Regional Park is located north of Phoenix in the upper Sonoran Desert. It is a 2,922 acre recreational area that allows camping in designated areas and horseback riding.†† The park ranges in elevation from approximately 2,000 to 3,000 feet.

 

This area is unique because it has been used in different ways by different peoples for many centuries. The park website states that the area was settled by the Hohokam people from 800 A.D. to 1400 A.D. and then the Apache started using the area from that point until the 1860ís when mining became a draw for others to settle in Arizona.

 

This flora is in its infancy, having begun the fall of 2014, and more than 50 distinct species have been collected and documented so far with the expectation that there are at least 300 species within the parkoverall.