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24 hour warm fuzzy trivia
Arizona's state rattlesnake is the Willard's Rattlesnake. Only found above 5,000 ft in southeastern Arizona.
24 hour GC Trivia
Geologist do not know exactly how the Colorado River cut through the now higher Kaibab Plateau. Speculation is it rose while the river cut.
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Creosote Bush
Common Name: greasewood ( waxy coating of the leaves retains moisture )
Habitat: abundant in desert areas
Flowers: yellow about 1" wide, 5 petals, fruit is a fuzzy, small, round ball about 1/4" in diameter
Description: shrub, perennial, evergreen. Average about 4' tall but can grow to 10' tall. numerous branched, woody stems growing from the ground. Leaves are 3/8", dark green, oblong, thick, shiny, waxy-feeling.

- ability to secure more water by inhibiting the growth of nearby plants
- in regions where it grows its smell is often associated with the "smell of rain"
- clones outward in a circular pattern
- up to 45 feet in diameter & 11,700 years
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