The joshua tree - some facts

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Joshua Tree National Park
The joshua tree is a branched, tree-like yucca plant. It is found in the southwestern part of the United States. Yuccas are shrubs of the lily family and all are native to desert regions. The joshua Tee may grow to be twenty-five feet high. It has short leaves and clustered, greenish-white, bell-shaped flowers. The female yucca moth spreads the pollen of this flower.
Although most species of the yucca are low shrubs, the joshua has become a large, picturesque tree. The Joshua Tree National Monument in California contains important collections of yucca trees and other rare
desert plants. 

What is a depressant?

A depressant is a drug that reduces the activity of various body functions. Some depressants such as anesthetics, sedatives, antiepileptics, narcotics analgesics, and some muscle relaxants, slow nervous and muscular activity by acting on the central nervous system. Tranquilizers are depressants that affect only part of the nervous system. They induce relaxation without causing total depression.

Facts about birthstones

Facts about birthstones
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