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Death Valley National Park:
Plants in Death Valley
Despite its reputation as a lifeless wasteland, Death Valley National Park contains a great
diversity of plants. The park covers over 3 million acres of Mojave and Great Basin desert terrain,
with elevations ranging from 282 feet below sea level at Badwater Basin to 11,049 feet on the summit
of Telescope Peak. Annual precipitation varies from 1.9 inches on the valley floor to over 15
inches in the higher mountains.
Cactus and SucculentsThe Mojave Desert is rich with cacti and succulent species, yet in Death Valley National Park they are scarce due to the extremes of heat, dryness and soil salinity. Even so, cactus grow from ...
WildflowersSome years the desert is spectacular with wildflowers; other years the blossoms are almost nonexistent ...
Source - National Park Service
Desert gold - Gerea canescens