• Sunrise at the Cholla Cactus Garden

    Joshua Tree

    National Park California

Yucca schidigera Ortgies

Family Common
Name
Bloom
Period
Elevation
in meters
Growth
Habit
Nativity
Agavaceae Mojave yucca Apr-May <2500 shrub/tree native
 
Species Closeup
NPS
 
Species Habitat
NPS/Julia Lynam

Did You Know?

Desert Queen Ranch branding iron

In the high desert country that was to become Joshua Tree National Park, rugged individuals tried their luck at cattle ranching, mining, and homesteading. William Keys and his family are particularly representative of the hard work and ingenuity it took to settle and prosper in the Mojave Desert. More...