15 Great Native Plants for Southwestern Gardens. Add low-maintenance beauty to your yard with these tough Southwestern plants. http://www.bhg.com/gardening/gardening-by-region/desert-southwest/great-native-plants-for-southwestern-gardens/
Gaillardia ~ Blanket Flower Plant Care Guide and Varieties
Cheery melampodium has sunshine-yellow flowers on deeply green leaves. It's a mainstay for hot, sunny spots, where it will produce a profusion of yellow daisy-shape blooms all summer. Melampodium is an excellent plant for containers or in the front of the border (especially in slightly soggy soil).