From the bold, armored leaves of the agaves to the delicate foliage of the fragrant-flowered acacias, landscape plants greatly enhance our urban landscapes in the Arizona desert. In our region of the Sonoran Desert, hundreds of low-water-use plants are available that vary in color, texture, form, and function. The purpose of this listing is to help you select from the best of these plants to create an attractive, water efficient landscape. - from Arizona Municipal Water Users Association


The Arizona Municipal Water Users Association is a non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors composed of mayors and council members representing its ten member cities and towns. For more than 43 years, AMWUA has worked to protect our members' ability to provide assured, safe and sustainable water supplies to their communities. In the 1970's AMWUA became a leading advocate for changes to the state's groundwater laws, ultimately resulting in the passage of the landmark 1980 Groundwater Management Act. Since 1980, AMWUA and its members have continued to develop and pursue policies that safeguard Arizona's water supplies for future generations.


*Courtesy of the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association - Click on picture or title of the plant group for detailed information

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