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While the Sahara desert is a hot and unforgiving place, more than 2,800 species of trees, shrubs and grasses call it home. Most of these plants exist in the northernmost and southernmost reaches of the desert where rainf... More »

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Date palms and acacias are two types of plants found in the Sahara Desert. Tamarisks are another type of plant found in the Sahara. More »

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The Sahara Desert is important because it is an international landmark that used to be an entirely rich and fertile farmland. Today, parts of the Sahara Desert are still fertile and help to support human and animal life. More »

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