Winter can be rough with all the snow, ice and cold. But imagine its February but you aren’t trapped in your house to stay warm; imagine you are in the Sonoran or Australian Desert, how would you endure the blazing hot sun? Well there are flora and fauna who excel in the desert in those dry, arid, and hot conditions.
Animals aren’t the only organisms adapted to the desert, one of the most well known desert flora are cacti. There are 1,500-2,000 different types of cacti that come in almost as many shapes and sizes. Most cacti are a big leafless stem covered in (sometimes poisonous) spines so they have less surface area for water to evaporate. As a succulent, cacti have spongy roots to hold in the precious and rare water of the desert. Believe or not cacti produce flowers that can be the size of a dime to the size of a dinner plate and other animals love to eat these tasty treats!