Mesquite Flat
Creosote bush (Larrea tridentata), white bursage (Ambrosia dumosa), and desert holly (Atriplex hymenelytra) are three of the few plants well adapted to grow on the alluvial fan along Highway 267 north of Beatty Junction (USDA, [2010d,e,f]). Up slope are badlands eroding Pliocene age sediments (about 3 million years)(Workman and others, 2002a). The Funeral Mountains are in the distance. To see an aerial view of this area, click here.
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Last modified: 11/30/2010