A desert is a barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and
consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. The lack of
There is something else that sets apart deserts, which is its flora. The desert
plants are typically beautiful in their own way, plants which we won't find
When you imagine a desert, what do you think of first? Maybe it's sand, heat, or
Gila monsters, but most likely it's cactus. Cacti are probably the most memorable
Most people recognize this mature Russian thistle as common tumbleweed. But
not many would recognize it in its green, succulent juvenile stage before it ...
There are numerous types of plants that grow in the desert, but the most common
are cactus, sage brush, brittle brush, Joshua trees and short types of grasses.
The Creosote Bush grows in areas that are very hot and dry. The soil can be
almost pure sand. When it competes for water with another plant it almost always
Vegetation zones include creosote bush, desert holly, and mesquite at the lower
elevations up through shadscale, blackbrush, Joshua tree, pinyon-juniper, ...
Deserts are arid or dry regions and receive less than 10 inches of rain per year. ...
Desert succulents, such as cacti or rock plants (Lithops) for example, survive dry
spells by accumulating moisture in their fleshy tissues. ... Types of Desert ».
Many travelers perceive the California desert as little more than a desolate ... of
different vegetation associations, with many of the species found only here in the
Utah Virtual Field trip--An in depth look at Utah's biomes, plants, and animals. ...
Unlike the other birds of the desert who only hunt during the early morning or ...