The Mojave Desert is located in southeast California and parts of northwest Arizona, southwest Utah, southern Nevada and central California. Charleston Peak in Nevada is the highest point, and Badwater Basin in Californi... More » Geography United States The West

The state of California covers a very large land area and has many different climates in different parts of the state. Coastal climates are generally considered Mediterranean and weather is generally mild through much of... More » Geography United States The West

The types of plants that grow in the desert include various forms of cacti, low-lying plants like yucca and agave, and trees like verdes and palms. While classified differently, these plants share characteristics that he... More »

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