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Plants and Wildlife of the Utah Desert


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Here are a few plants and animals found near Delta, Utah. This area is the most remote area in the United States. Also one of the most desolate. These creatures are highly adapted to extreme drought, heat, and even freezing temperatures.
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PLANTS

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  Thistle Thistle
Thistle



  Sego Lily Sego Lily
Sego Lily



  Yellow Desert Sedum Yellow Desert Sedum
Yellow Desert Sedum



  Pinyon Pine Pinyon Pine
Pinyon Pine
The pinyon pine nut (seed) species will take 18 months to complete its maturity, however, in order to reach full maturity the environmental conditions must be favorable for the tree and its fruit. Dev



  Bristlecone Pine Bristlecone Pine
Bristlecone Pine



  Wild Onion? Wild Onion?
Wild Onion?



  Indian Paintbrush Indian Paintbrush
Indian Paintbrush



  Fern Rose Fern Rose
Fern Rose



  Desert Fern Desert Fern
Desert Fern



  Green Ephedra Green Ephedra
Green Ephedra
Ephedra is a genus of gymnosperm shrubs, the only genus in the family Ephedraceae and order Ephedrales. These plants occur in dry climates over a wide area mainly in the northern hemisphere, across so



  Wild Desert Columbine Wild Desert Columbine
Wild Desert Columbine
I have personally eaten LOTS of columbine flowers. I've never had a problem, or heard of anyone who had a problem. I've eaten dozens of them on an empty stomach with no ill effects. They are very swee



  Desert Buttercup? Desert Buttercup?
Desert Buttercup?



  Desert Buckwheat Desert Buckwheat
Desert Buckwheat
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  Aspen Tree Aspen Tree
Aspen Tree



  Prickly Poppy Prickly Poppy
Prickly Poppy
Excellent in desert gardens or mountain sites. Grows on sandy and gravelly soils, dry washes. Grows between 4,000 and 8,000 feet. Note that the sap contains several poisonous alkaloids. Looks like Mat


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FUNGUS

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  Shaggy Mane? Shaggy Mane?
Shaggy Mane?



  Ascocarp Ear Mushroom Ascocarp Ear Mushroom
Ascocarp Ear Mushroom
Ascomycetes



  Eyelash Cup Fungus Eyelash Cup Fungus
Eyelash Cup Fungus
Red Ascocarp Fungus Looks like a Red Hairy Fairy Cap (Humaria)



  Shelf Fungus Shelf Fungus
Shelf Fungus



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ANIMALS

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  Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
The caterpillars can be a gardening pest. Adults feed on the nectar of many species of flowers, mostly from those of the Apocynaceae, Asteraceae, and Fabaceae families. The chrysalis varies in color,



  Soldier Bug Soldier Bug
Soldier Bug
The name stinkbug derives from from their tendency to eject a foul-smelling substance when disturbed; the liquid containing cyanide compounds with a rancid almond scent. This is known as autohaemorrh



  Convergent Ladybug Convergent Ladybug
Convergent Ladybug



  Ground Bee Ground Bee
Ground Bee



  Spiny Caterpillar Spiny Caterpillar
Spiny Caterpillar



  Great Spangled Fritillary Great Spangled Fritillary
Great Spangled Fritillary
Caterpillar is velvet-black, with six rows of branching orange red spines. These caterpillars hide during the day. It is distinguished from the Aphrodite and Atlantis Fritillaries by a wide light subm



  Clark's Nutcracker Clark's Nutcracker
Clark's Nutcracker
The most important food resources for this species are the seeds of Pines (Pinus sp.), principally the two cold-climate (high altitude) species of white pine (Pinus subgenus Strobus) with large seeds





Plants and Wildlife of the Utah Desert


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heidbenati
heidbenati
July 19, 2010
What a cool page!! Thank you for sharing.

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