Mojave River Valley Museum
Red Rock Canyon California State Park
Plants and Animals
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life is represented in the park.
typical of the sandy, well drained soils of the higher desert mix
readily with the cheesebush, bursage and Indian tea. Lower desert
saltbrushes that are able to tolerate high concentrations of salts
are represented here, too. Also abundant is the
found throughout the Mojave Desert. Scientists think that creosote may
be one of the oldest living plants known to us since many individuals
are actually clones of much older plants.