• View of Indian Cliffs from the Devils River.

    Amistad

    National Recreation Area Texas

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Cacti / Desert Succulents

Strawberry Pitaya and Prickly Pear

The Cactus Family includes plants well-adapted to extreme environments. Not only do they tolerate drought and heat better than most plants, but their spiny, ungainly shapes do not suggest they produce some of nature's most beautiful and delicate flowers.

Did You Know?

The first Southern Transcontinental Railroad

The first Southern Transcontinental Railroad was completed in January 1883 by driving a silver spike into the track at a location on the Rio Grande just upriver from the confluence with the Pecos River. More...