Joshua Tree National Park is an amazing place to explore! This landscape serves as a wonderful outlet for creativity, exploring, and just being.
Yucca brevifolia, (Joshua Tree) is a member of the Agave family. Years ago the Joshua tree was recognized by American Indians for its useful properties: tough leaves were worked into baskets and sandals, and flower buds and raw or roasted seeds made a healthy addition to the diet. The local Cahuilla have long referred to the tree as “hunuvat chiy’a” or “humwichawa;” both names are used by a few elders fluent in the language.
This vast desert is a Nationally protected ecosystem. The Colorado Desert is in the eastern portion of the park and features natural gardens of creosote bush, ocotillo and cholla cactus. The higher, slightly cooler Mojave Desert offers dazzling vistas of Joshua trees and yucca.
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