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Ecology & the Environment
Pinyon-Juniper WoodlandAt higher elevations, particularly on north-facing slopes pinyon and juniper trees cling to ...
Joshua Tree WoodlandJoshua Trees tell you are truly in Mojave country. Though can grow 50 feet tall, they are ...
Cactus Yucca ScrubCactus, or mixed desert scrub includes the popular notion of "desert." ...
Desert DunesPrevailing winds carry sands from dry lakes and other areas in the sinks and washes to form sand dunes ...
Creosote Bush ScrubStrong-scented creosote bush and bursage dominate much of the Mojave. Low-lying expanses are covered by ...
Desert WashWashes generally flow intermittantly after heavy rains, a feast or famine of water that creates specific ...
Desert RiparianDesert Riparian habitats are characterized as dense groves of low, shrublike trees or tall shrubs ...
Fan Palm OasesAll natural or naturalized plant assemblages that include California fan palms are recognized as ...
Salt Marsh Plant Communities
Rippled sand dunes sing an eerie chorus. Cactus flowers bloom after a spring rain,
jewels against buff-colored earth. Saltbush borders a dry lakebed, and countless
Joshua tree limbs reach toward the sky as if in prayer. Mojave is all of these scenes
and more -- a bounty for the senses.
Ecosystems and HabitatsMore specific information about the desert habitats described and includes mountain habitats.
A somewhat heavy-handed example of a cactus-yucca scrub habitat along the desert foothill slopes of the San Gabriel Mountains in Phelan at evening twilight.