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Desert plants

There are some interesting plants that live in the desert. They have some adaptations to help them survive. 

Barrel cactus

Why does this plant have spikes instead of leaves?  Is this cactus part of a food web?

Brittle bush

hedgehog cactus

Joshua tree

prickly pear cactus

The prickly pear can be eaten.  Would your students want to eat one?  How are they harvested?

Saguaro Cactus

Why does the this cactus grow so slowly?

Here is an animal that lives inside the cactus.  The pygmy owl

What advantage does this owl have when it makes a nest in a cactus?

How does this animal contribute to the food chain?

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