• Sunrise at the Cholla Cactus Garden

    Joshua Tree

    National Park California

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  • Pinto Basin Road Under Construction; Expect travel delays up to 30-minutes

    The ongoing construction project to improve Pinto Basin Road will impact travel between the northern portion of the park and the Cottonwood/I-10 area. Please plan accordingly. The project is expected to be completed in August 2014. More »

  • Deteriorating conditions of Black Rock Canyon Road

    The road leading to Black Rock campground has deep potholes, is deeply rutted, and can be difficult to negotiate, especially in large vehicles. Please drive with caution.

  • Access to some Cottonwood trails remains closed

    Trail access remains closed to Cottonwood Spring Oasis, Lost Palms Oasis, and Mastodon Peak. More »

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?

Desert Tortoise

The reptiles of Joshua Tree National Park include one tortoise, 18 lizards, and 25 varieties of snakes. More...