The Desert

by Madelyn Totzke

ALL ABOUT THE DESERT

Cactuses have spikes on them because thay don't want animals to bite the cactus. The trunk is wide because the cactus wants to store water. It takes a long time for it to grow. It is really hot and never gets rain. They don't have any leaves because they don't the want water to escape. Native Americans had been using the aloe from certain cactus plants for medicine.cactuse belongs to the family cactaceae. The tallest cactus is pachycereus.