When you see a plant in the desert, most people think it must be a cactus. There are many interesting desert plants that are not cactus.

Learn more about plants often mistaken for cactus. Choose an option that fits your need:

Try the I'm Not A Cactus! WebQuest.

Note: All photographs taken with a digital camera in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Texas.
Developed by Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson, 05/02.