Southwest Plant Selector 4+

Learning Games Lab, NM State University

Designed for iPad

    • 4.2 • 5 Ratings
    • Free



Southwest Plant Selector is the only app of expert-recommended xeric landscape plants specifically for New Mexico, El Paso, and surrounding areas. All plants in this app thrive on little or no supplemental water and are typically both available and used in regional xeriscapes.

Browse through a database of hundreds of 700+ plants or search based on specific criteria. Each plant includes photo(s) and relevant information on use and care. Mark your “favorites” for quick access at the nursery or in your yard.

Gold winner (2013) in the interactive media program category, awarded by the Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences.

Southwest Plant Selector is the result of a cooperative effort between the Center for Landscape Water Conservation and the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer and was developed for iTunes by New Mexico State University Media Productions.

What’s New

Version 2.0

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

* Brand new, simpler interface written from the ground up to be more usable and attractive.
* New, easier method for searching and filtering the plant listing.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

DD in NM ,

Very useful tool!

I've been looking for something like this for a while now. I only gave it four stars because I feel a very important element was overlooked. As a homeowner, I need to be able to filter the plants by color. I am in the process of building a butterfly garden in my xeriscaped yard here in the southwest so I am mostly interested in the color of the blooms. I also try and incorporate plants that will attract hummingbirds. I hope you will consider adding that feature to this app. I love the images - Overall nice tool!

Not Romney ,

Nice but needs work

This is a great app for looking for regional plants. However, information is somewhat limited and pictures are poor, mostly blurry. With a bit of effort, could be outstanding.

James Jemeson ,

Thanks Not Romney

Thanks for pointing out the blurry pictures, we will do our best to upgrade these as resources become available. NMSU executive producer

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