Camas reference: https://www.nps.gov/lecl/learn/nature/common-camas.htm
Hey = not to be confused with the highly toxic white=flowered camas = Meadow Death Camas
Nitrogen-fixing, edible groundnuts - tubers are mail-ordered. (may not grow until Swales well established)
There is a native Bamboo of the Sonoran desert and Mexico. (found info in Springs Preserve library)
There is a native orchid in the Red Rock Canyon. (may grow in established swale)
DOn't forget Bill Mollison's video, Intro to Permaculture, where he shows the rancher that drug the "desert imprinter" over his land. Remember the triangular-shaped dents collected seeds in the wind, water in the rain and changed the barren land to prairie. Also, the civil engineering 60-year-old swale model. Wonder if you can get more info on that effort to speed up the cycle for your land.
Trying to remember what other success we had. With our serious heat, we used to let the plums dry on the tree to get dried, sweet plums. We were too lazy to pick them and just went up and bit them off the dwarf tree. LOL.
Fellow Permaculture Enthusiast