Jordan is blessed with a variety of beautiful native plants that are intrinsically tolerant to drought conditions. Because of their adaptability to arid regions, they are ideal for use in water conserving gardens and in the larger landscape context. They also provide other benefits such as affording habitat for native fauna. Moreover, native plants provide color throughout the year since their various species have different blooming seasons.
Unfortunately, most of these plants are not yet commercially available at nurseries, and among the aims of the CSBE project on water conserving landscapes is to encourage their commercial propagation. In this context, it is imperative that these plants are not harvested from the wild and that those that are purchased be obtained from professional nurseries that have propagated them.
The following list provides a small selection of Jordan's rich and diverse native flora.
See Illustrated List of Native Plants.