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Joshua tree

Yucca brevifolia


Crossroads of the Colorado and Mojave deserts of southeastern California. Joshua Tree National Park's high desert, between 1,300 and 5,900 ft.

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dandoucette 3 years ago

Your welcome. Oh right, it's winter for them too, well at least you got to see some stuff.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 3 years ago

I had a marvelous time. I was just sad that the lizards and snakes weren't active at that time of year. Thanks again, D.

dandoucette 3 years ago

Great spotting and congrats on FOTD. Looks like you had a good trip in California.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 4 years ago

Thank you for letting me know and sharing the info about these awesome trees, Lisa! :)

LisaPowers 4 years ago

Congrats! This spotting has been featured as a PN Fact of the Day:

Project Noah Fact of the Day: This monocotyledonous tree is native to southwestern North America in the states of California, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada, where it is confined mostly to the Mojave Desert between 400 and 1,800 m (1,300 and 5,900 ft) elevation. It thrives in the open grasslands of Queen Valley and Lost Horse Valley in Joshua Tree National Park. A dense Joshua tree forest also exists in Mojave National Preserve, in the area of Cima Dome. ~Wikipedia

Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) spotted in California, USA by PN user mauna Kunzah:

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 4 years ago

Thank you, Kathleen! :)

Beautiful spotting mauna!

California, USA

Lat: 33.87, Long: -115.90

Spotted on Jan 2, 2015
Submitted on Jan 10, 2015

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