Desert plants are a diverse group of flora that have adapted to the harsh heat and arid conditions of the desert environment. With shared characteristics that have developed in response to the desert, desert plants survive and prosper through natural strategies that include being succulent, drought tolerant, and drought resistant. Often associated with the landscaping term xeriscaping, or dry landscaping, indigenous desert plants are known to be easy to take care of due to the low-maintenance inherent to their drought tolerant capabilities. Desert plants popularly include a range of cacti, succulents, wildflowers, trees, shrubs and grasses.
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