National Geographic : 1946 Jan
Over Thirsty Land Bristly Yuccas Lift Arms in Supplicationla OCL Over Thirsty Land Bristly Yuccas Lift Arms in Supplication spiny plants, also. called Joshua trees, appear in two areas in southern One is near Goldfield, the other about Charleston Peak, northwest Vegas. In springtime they bear flower stalks with creamy-white Trunks have a corky covering. Oioaacnromes byWV. Robert Moore Petrified Trees Give Proof That the Land Once Was Humid This large tree bole, together with other logs and stumps, lies inthe arid Valley of Fire (Plate VIII).Covered over and preserved eons ago, these forest monarchs were converted into solid rock bythe gradual substitution of mineral matter for water inthe plant tissue. These Nevada. of Las flowers.