Big Bend Flora

by Roy Morey

Chisos Prickly Pear

Texas Claret Cup

Texas Rainbow Cactus

Torrey Ephedra

Golden Spined Prickly Pear

Blind Prickly Pear

Mexican Buckeye

Spiny Fruited Prickly Pear

Big Bend Purplish Prickly Pear

Chisos Hedgehog Cactus

Feather Dalea

Black Dalea

Emory Mimosa

Blind Prickly Pear

Wright Dalea

Berlandier Flax




Harvard Agave

Harvard Agave


Roy Morey visited Big Bend for the first time in 1986. Since then, he has photographed 700-800 plant species. Roy has done landscape photography in national parks across the country. Roy is the author of "Little Big Bend: Common, Uncommon, and Rare Plants of Big Bend National Park" published through the Texas Tech University Press. Roy continues to photograph Big Bend flora, hoping someday to record the estimated 1300 species in this area.