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Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia)

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Created/Edited: Feb 2, 2007 / Feb 2, 2007

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Thats One Big Lily

This album is dedicated to the Joshua tree; the plant, not the climbing area.

Joshua trees look as if they come from another planet. They are bizarre, yet beautiful and are loved by any who look upon them. Many people don't realize that they are a member of the lily family and the genus Yucca, which is a group of spectacular flowering plants primarily from the western and central U.S., though some species extend to Canada and the eastern U.S. as well. Most species are large robust forbs and shrubs, but this species can be considered a small tree. Blooming in early spring, the thick, fleshy flowers form dense heads that provide a sweet smell. The leaves have a firm, horridly sharp point that can put a serious hole in you.

Joshua trees are a signature part of the Mohave Desert and surrounding arid areas of southern California and adjacent Nevada and Arizona. Its range also extends into extreme southwest Utah, but it is relatively rare there.

There are really some beautiful photos of these interesting plants on SP, please add some of yours.

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Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree

Not a cactus but......

Not a cactus but......

Bravo for <I>Yucca Brevifolia</I>

Bravo for Yucca Brevifolia

Joshua Tree bloom

Joshua Tree bloom

Where the Streets Have No Name

Where the Streets Have No Name

Joshua Tree near Barstow

Joshua Tree near Barstow

<i>Indecision and Wilson

Indecision and Wilson

Crescent Peak

Crescent Peak

Joshua Tree Sunrise

Joshua Tree Sunrise

Vistas on route to Wheeler Pass

Vistas on route to Wheeler Pass

Joshua Trees

Joshua Trees

Joshua Trees of Red Rock

Joshua Trees of Red Rock

Crescent Peak and Joshua Trees

Crescent Peak and Joshua Trees

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree against a dark sky at sunrise

Joshua Tree against a dark sky at sunrise


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