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    Joshua Tree

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Scientific Names U to Z

Scientific Names V
*synonyms indicated with an asterisk
Verbena lasiostachys var. lasiostachys
Viguiera parishii* (under Bahiopsis parishii)
Vulpia bromoides* (under Festuca bromoides)
Vulpia microstachys var. pauciflora* (under Festuca microstachys)
Vulpia octoflora var. hirtella* (under Festuca octoflora)
Vulpia octoflora var. octoflora* (under Festuca octoflora)
Scientific Names Y
Yucca brevifolia
Yucca schidigera
Scientific Names Z
*synonyms indicated with an asterisk
Zeltnera exaltata
Zigadenus brevibracteatus* (under Toxicoscordion brevibracteatum)
Ziziphus obtusifolia var. canescens
Ziziphus parryi var. parryi

Did You Know?

Pinto Point

Humans have occupied the area encompassed by Joshua Tree National Park for at least 5,000 years. The first group known to inhabit the area was the Pinto Culture, followed by the Serrano, the Chemehuevi, and the Cahuilla. More...