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Cotton in the Desert

Cotton Thorn on Skull Rock trail, Joshua Tree
The cotton thorn (Tetradymia axillaris) survives desert dehydration by modifying its leaves into long slender spines or thorns. Bright yellow flowers bloom in spring with creamy white cottony seed plumes appearing later. It provides browsing for desert animals, and its roots help hold sandy soil in place.

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