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You’ll find some of the planet’s most unique flora in Southern California’s deserts

How to identify the spectacular succulents, cacti, and palms This land is anything but barren. The arid biome boasts some of the most unique flora on Earth. For example—did you know that cactuses are only found in North America? Here’s a guide to 16 plants, some native, some not, that you’re likely to encounter in Southern California’s deserts. 1. Joshua tree This funky, freeform desert dweller is the elder statesman of the region; it can survive more than 150 years.
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