We often talk about how inhospitable the desert is and how difficult is for anything to survive there, yet the desert has an astonishing biodiversity. Yes, many creatures have adapted to the extreme living conditions in the desert and so did plant life. Some desert plants have actually adapted so well to the hot, dry conditions in the desert that they wouldn’t be able to live anywhere these exact climate conditions aren’t met.
Over the next few minutes, we’ll take a look at some of the most interesting plants that can be found in the desert, plants that you aren’t likely to find anywhere else. Here are, then, the 10 most commonly found plants in the deserts of the world.
When it comes to looks, the desert lily is a lot like the Easter lily. Its leaves can grow to about an inch in width, although they can attain as much as 20 inches in width. Common in North America, California, Arizona, and Mexico, this tree is quite popular in desert environments. The desert lily grows from a bulb, which is also used as food by native Americans. The flowers of this flowering plant are cream and funnel-shaped.