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Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia)

The Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) is a desert evergreen tree native to California and the American southwest. The common name is said to be a Biblical reference to Joshua stretching his hands up in prayer.

Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia) at Red Rock Canyon State Park.  Kern County, Mojave Desert, California.  Stock Photo ID=PLA0441
Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia) emerge from the desert floor. Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, Mojave Desert, California.
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Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia) at Red Rock Canyon State Park.  Kern County, Mojave Desert, California.  Stock Photo ID=PLA0440
Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia), documentary view depicting the desert plants in relation to their environment. Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, Mojave Desert, California.
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Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia), close up of fruit and leaves.  Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, Mojave Desert, California.  Stock Photo ID=PLA0442
Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia), close up of fruit and leaves. Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, Mojave Desert, California.
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