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Cactus

Unlike the Sonoran Desert, the cacti species found here, such as silver cholla, Opuntia echinocarpa, and beavertail, Opuntia basilaris, are few and far between. In the Mojave, most rain comes in winter. When the soil is cold it is hard for larger cacti to absorb enough water to survive. Cactus spines reflect heat and help conserve stored moisture.


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