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Joshua Tree

Yucca brevifolia


Deserts of South Western United States.


Spotted while hiking in the Red Rock Canyon Recreation Area.

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KerryHawkins 8 years ago

Good reason for the name Tony! Love it!

AnthonyJones 8 years ago

Yes,Kerry - according to Wikipedia the name Joshua tree was given by a group of Mormon settlers who crossed the Mojave Desert in the mid-19th century. The tree's unique shape reminded them of a Biblical story in which Joshua reaches his hands up to the sky in prayer.

KerryHawkins 8 years ago

Do you know why it is called a Joshua tree Tony?

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California, USA

Spotted on Oct 28, 2012
Submitted on Apr 30, 2013

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