Death Valley Plants
A single creosote bush may live thirty to ninety years, but a clonal colony which starts with a single bush may live thousands of years. In fact, the oldest identified clonal colony, known as King Clone and located within the Creosote Rings Preserve of Lucerne and Johnson Valley, is... (Click here for more info!)
Death Valley Plant Listing

The plants of Death Valley are the main focus of this website and there are a lot of different kinds of plants which can be found within park boundaries and in adjacent areas. All types of plants are included in this listing including annual and perennial wildflowers, shrubs, trees, cacti, and even a few aquatic plants. Death Valley is diverse place geographically and this is reflected in the diversity of the plant life found in the area.

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Death Valley Sites

Death Valley NP is a huge place and it includes an impressive variety of geographical and historical features including sand dunes, mountains, abandoned mine camps, Native American sites, and more. Also included here are images of and information about adjacent sites including the Inyo Range, the Coso Wilderness, the Slate Range, the Argus Range, the White Mountains, and more.

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Hiking around Death Valley can be quite an adventure. There are many well-developed trails, but there are also many hikes that traverse poorly maintained trails as well as some that require some route-finding skills. This section includes route descriptions for hikes in and around Death Valley NP.

Look here for book recommendations, links to other useful websites, and resource pages on topics such as plant communities, plant morphology, and Death Valley roads and facilities. Also included here is a link to an interactive plant identification quiz.

Newest Plants:
Ramshaw Meadows Abronia (August 2015)
Anderson Clover (July 2015)
Columbia Cutleaf (July 2015)
Manyflowered Gilia (July 2015)
Recent Trip Pics:
Long Canyon (August 2015)
Kern Peak (August 2015)
Mount Langley (July 2015)
Cirque Peak (July 2015)

Although many interesting plants can be found in the Death Valley area, it's obviously the case that there are lots of plants that don't grow in the area. A lot can be learned from comparing plants that grow in different areas. Many family resemblances can be observed in plants that grow in places which are far apart.


Images, hike descriptions, and information about the Great Basin, Rocky Mountains, Sierra Nevadas, Idaho, and other areas outside Death Valley NP are posted here. As great as Death Valley NP might be, you probably want to visit other places too! Lots of great peaks and interesting sites listed here!

Cryptantha Bear Poppy
Panamint Daisy Bitterroot

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Evening Snow Rosy Mallow

Coyote Melon Stream Orchid
Fleabane Daisy Death Valley Goldeneye
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