The vegetation of the Mojave and Colorado deserts:
This community is dominated by a variety
of cactus species alone or in a mixture of cacti, drought-deciduous
shrubs, and succulents. Occurring on dry, rocky
south-facing slopes, this plant community is found more
commonly in the Colorado Desert than in the Mojave.
The Mojave is home to over 20 species of cactus while the
Colorado contains more than 125 species (Schoenherr and