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Javelina are omnivorous animals with poor eyesight and a keen sense of smell. They browse and eat roots of many plants. Their diet changes with food availability in their environment. They may also nibble on or dig up plants that they do not actually eat.

 

The plant names on this list represent plants less likely to be eaten by javelina, but there are no guarantees that they won't touch them. They were complied from a technical report researched and written by Cindy Ticer of Arizona Game and Fish Department. Ticer studied urban javelina in the Prescott area in 1993 and utilized 300 homeowner interviews concerning javelina eating habits.

 

Common Name

Botanical Name

Common Name

Botanical Name

Allysum

Allysum spp.

Lilac

Syringa spp.

Basil

Ocimum spp.

Manzanita

Arctostaphylos spp.

Butterfly Bush

Buddleia spp.

Maple Trees

Acer spp.

Carnations

Dianthus spp.

Marigolds

Tagetes spp.

Chili Pepper

Capsicum annuum

Mountain Mahogany

Cercocarpus spp.

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum spp.

Oak Trees

Quercus spp.

Cosmos

Cosmos spp.

Pampas Grass

Cortaderia selloana

Cottonwood Trees

Populus spp.

Pansies

Viola spp.

Cucumbers

Cucumis sativus

Peonies

Paeonia spp.

Daffodils

Narcissus spp.

Petunias

Petunia hybrida

Dahlias

Dahlia spp.

Pine trees

Pinus spp.

Daylily

Hemerocallis spp.

Portulaca

Portulaca grandiflora

Deerbrush

Ceanothus spp.

Red-Hot Poker

Kniphofia uvaria

Easter Lily

Lillium longiflorum

Rose bushes

Rosa spp.

Eggplant

Solanum melongena

Rosemary

Rosemarinus officinalis

Fir Trees

Abies spp.

Sage

Salvia officinalis

Geraniums

Geranium spp.

Santolina

Santolina

Gladiola

Gladiolus spp.

Shrub Live Oak

Quercus turbinella

Globe Amaranth

Gomphrena spp.

Silktassel

Garrya wrightii

Hen & Chicks

Echeveria elegans

Skunkbush

Rhus trilobata

Hibiscus

Hibiscus spp.

Snapdragons

Antirrhinum majus

Ice Plant

Mesembryanthemum spp.

Spruce Trees

Picea spp.

Iris

Iris spp.

Sweet William

Dianthus barbatus

Ivy

Hedera spp.

Vinca

Vinca spp

Juniper Shrubs

Juniperus spp.

Violas

Viola spp

Juniper Trees

Juniperus spp.

Zinnia

Zinnia spp.

Larkspur

Delphinium spp.

 

 

 

 

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