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Desert USA: Desert Plants and Wildflowers DLESE Reviewed Collection
Desert plants have adapted to the extremes of heat and aridity by using both physical and behavioral mechanisms, much like desert animals. The ingenuity and variety of these many adaptations are explored in a set of links to wildflowers, cacti and succulents, trees, shrubs, and grasses. Links to related topics such as desert plant survival, wildflower articles, and others are also included.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
QuickTime plug-in
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1996-2004 Desert USA and Digital West Media Inc. All photographs, text, illustrations, maps, video, audio and other content in DesertUSA are for personal use only. Do not upload any content to any online service or FTP site. All content on the DesertUSA Web site is Copyright 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002,2003, 2004 by Digital West Media, Inc and/or DesertUSA contributors.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-379
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • C - Life science:
        • Diversity and adaptations of organisms
        • Population and ecosystems
        • Structure and function in living systems
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Places and regions:
      • The physical and human characteristics of places
    • The world in spatial terms:
      • How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Digital West Media Inc.

Editor: Jay Sharpe