Mountain Plants
Coryphantha vivipara v arizonicaAgave parryi
In addition to the desert floor and the grasslands, cacti and succulents can be found in the Arizona mountain forests at about 1500 to 2500m (5000 to 8000 feet). Here in the dappled shade beneath pine trees and subject to cold, snowy winters, can be found plants such as Coryphantha vivipara v arizonica (left) which usually grows in the company of Opuntia macrorhiza and Agave parryi (right).

Photographs by : John Ellis

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