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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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