Chihuahuan Desert scrub occurred on hilly areas bisected by dry creekbeds and was dominated by creosotebush (Larrea tridentata), honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa), desert sumac
(Rhus microphylla), and other shrubs, with velvet ash (Fraxinus velutina) and Fremont cottonwood (Populus fremontii) along creekbeds, and one-seed juniper (Juniperus monosperma) in isolated stands.
Flood plains of this watercourse and associated tributaries support stretches of riparian woodlands, including mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa), gray oak (Quercus grisea), little walnut (Juglans microcarpa), graythorn lotebush (Ziziphus obtusifolia), catclaw mimosa (Mimosa biuncifera), allthorn (Koeberlinia spinosa), and desert sumac
The most conspicuous elements are a mesquite-oak woodland that includes catclaw mimosa (Mimosa biuncifera Benth.), yucca (Yucca faxoniana (Trel.) Sarg.), desert sumac
(Rhus microphylla Engelm.