Desert Plants

Have you ever been in the desert when the temperature was 115 degrees Fahrenheit in the shade? Have you ever wondered how cacti can survive the heat and dryness?

To learn more about the saguaro cactus:

For other plants of the southwestern U.S. deserts:

If you'd like to read more about desert life, track down these books:

Saguaro Cactus, by Conrad J. Storad,
Lerner Publications Co., 1994

Desert Life, by Barbara Taylor,
Dorling Kindersley, 1992

Watching Desert Wildlife, by Caroline Arnold,
Carolrhoda Books, 1994