Trees and Shrubs
Unlike desert wildflowers, which germinate and bloom during the brief rainy seasons and leave their seeds to endure the hottest and dryest times, desert trees and shrubs must adapt to the the climate year-round. Their modifications are varied, but whether like the tiny, drought-deciduous leaves characteristic of paloverde, or the furry, gray leaves of brittlebush, they are equally effective.
Did You Know?
The reptiles of Joshua Tree National Park include one tortoise, 18 lizards, and 25 varieties of snakes. More...