Plants adapted to living in dry environments are called a xerophyte. Xerophyte’s include succulents, pineapple, poinsettia, peyote, Barbary Fig, and many others. Succulents are plants that store water in their leaves. They include cactus, aloe, jade plant, agave, yucca, and more. Both agave and yucca are rosette forming plants. Agave generally have sharp spines on… Read More YUCCA
Walked across these in northern Arizona at 6000 feet in elevation.
The Colorado Plateau (also called the Colorado Plateau Province) is an area of uplifted land, a distinct physical geography and desert region of the Intermontane Plateaus. The Colorado Plateau covers about 140,000 miles of the four corners region in the southwest of the United States. Here is the timeline of The Plateau development: The basement… Read More COLORADO PLATEAU
The Coconino Plateau in Arizona is a plateau just south of the Grand Canyon, northwest of Flagstaff, and north of I-40. It is part of the larger Colorado Plateau in the southwest’s four corner states. Here are two close-up shots of the many and various rocks I found. The area was high desert terrain, about… Read More COCONINO PLATEAU ROCKS