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Chihuahuan Desert

Photo: Gary Nored, Big Bend Ranch State Park

The Chihuahuan Desert is the largest of the deserts in North America, centered in between the Sierra Madre Occidental and Sierra Madre Oriental in the Borderlands. This is a high desert – the peaks are generally 1,500 meters high and the basins 700 meters above sea level. Three-fourths of the desert lies in Mexico. Native species include the creosote bush, lechugilla, and candelilla. Cacti number more than 250 – more than in any other North American desert.

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