The Desert

by: Emma Ellis

All About the Desert

The desert does not get much rain. It gets cold at night. Many plants do not have leaves. Cacti have prickles so animals do not chew on them. Cacti have big trunks to store water. Cacti have waxy skin so that the cactus can keep water inside. Cacti have long roots that are about 40 feet into the ground to collect water.