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Does Death Valley have plants if so what kind of plants?

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10/26/2007

Lots of plants live in Death Valley!

According to the Wikipedia entry on Death Valley:

"Death Valley is one of the hottest and driest places in North America, yet it is home to over 1,040 species of plants, and 23 species are endemic-found nowhere else in the world."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Valley_National_Park

Two of the more common plants in Death Valley are the creosote bush, Larrea tridentata

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creosote_Bush

and mesquite, Prosopis spp.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesquite

The National Parks Service has more information on the plants of Death Valley

Cacti & Succulents

http://www.nps.gov/deva/naturescience/cacti.htm

Wildflowers

http://www.nps.gov/deva/naturescience/wildflowers.htm