Even our weeds are gorgeous!
Even our weeds are gorgeous!

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Southern Desert Shrub Zone


Desert Shrub
A beautiful desert scene.
  • The Southern Desert Shrub Zone is found in the southwest corner of Utah and southern Nevada.
  • Plants such as creosote bush, Joshua trees, beavertail cactus, teddy bear cholla, and rock rose grow here.
  • There is little precipitation except that which falls in summer thunderstorms, only accumulating 2-8 inches per year.

Vegetation of Nevada

Point RightPlants of the Southern
Desert Shrub Zone


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