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.

Joshua trees in a field

Joshua Trees

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A group of fan palm trees

Fan Palms

There are five palm oases in the park!

Last updated: March 18, 2020

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