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Unformatted text preview: 1 Intro to California • Review • Introduction to California – Topography – Climate – Biological Diversity • Reading: – Plants of San Luis Obispo – Introduction and Page 64 Cortex Phloem Vascular Cambium Xylem Dicot Monocot grow th 2 o xylem 2 o phloem cork cambium pith 1 o xylem 1 o phloem epidermis cork year 2 year 1 2 o xylem bark vascular cambium heartwood • 2 o xylem • does not conduct water • 2 o xylem • conducts water sapwood growth rings CALIFORNIA • 200 miles wide; 800 miles long; 160,000 square miles in area • N-S trending mountains along coast and interior • Large central valley • Large desert areas California Topography • topographically diverse • It has the highest point in continental U.S. • Mt. Whitney 14,495 ft • And lowest point • Death Valley 276 feet below sea level California Topography • 1000+ miles of coastline • Continuous high mountain axis dividing the state • Moist western portion and desert eastern portion 2 California Climate • Portions of California, such as San Luis Obispo, have a Mediterranean climate • Mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers Climate • Coastal areas • Mild daily and seasonal temperatures • High mountains • Extreme seasonal and daily temperatures...
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