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Unformatted text preview: s create a microlayer of humid air around the pant, par?cularly in the vicinity of the stomata. Desert plants and animals must be adapted to the dry condi?ons Desert plants and animals must be adapted to the dry condi?ons Prickly Pear Cercidium microphyllum  ­ Yellow Palo Verde Desert plants and animals must be adapted to the dry condi?ons Prickly Pear Cercidium microphyllum  ­ Yellow Palo Verde Joshua Tree, Yucca brevifolia Desert Landscapes •  Mesa: large plateau, top may be several square km •  Butte: medium-sized plateau •  Hoodoo: remnant of plateau that has been weathered away Desert Sedimentation Alluvial fans: fan-shaped accumulations of sediment that grow out from canyons. Water exiting a canyon spreads out and drops sediment. Near the canyon, sediment particles are coarse. Particles become finer farther away and ultimately develop into evaporates in playa lakes. Desert Sedimentation Desert Sedimentation...
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