In the borderlands look for Apache plume (Fallugia paradoxa) between 3,500 ft. and 7,000 ft. on rocky slopes, out in the plains and roadsides. Apache plume is common around our little homestead. There are thickets of it all along the banks of the Ol’ Guajolote. It tends to spread by roots to create those thickets and they certainly bind the soil along the creek. When this native shrub is in bloom and plume, it’s gorgeous. If you were to plant one or two in your habitat, be aware that they do get large, as in 6’ X 6’. Yikes, maybe one is enough!
Photos are mine.