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Like you, the members of the Desert Botanical Garden Research Department have a deep appreciation for desert life. Through your support, we are able to understand and conserve the desert’s unique plant life, and reveal intricate relationships that exist among the plants, environments, and people in our desert region. We gain our knowledge through investigations conducted in four areas of research:


Gaining this understanding betters our chances to reverse the current trends of plant and animal extinctions, ecosystem degradation, and the shrinking capacity of some environments to support human populations.

Research

Find out what we’re working on in our areas of research.

Conservation

Join us in our efforts to conserve threatened species and habitats.

Resources

Browse through our living plant collections, discover the many publications authored by our staff members or learn about the Desert Plant Research Center.

People

Get to know the dedicated people on our Research & Conservation Staff.

 

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How to Read a Plant Label

As a place of education, research, exhibition and conservation of desert plants, the Garden provides information about plants using many different techniques. One of these methods is through labels. These labels provide the Latin name used by the scientific community, its common name, where it grows and when it blooms.

You can customize your Garden experience further by downloading the Garden app. It includes trail guides, maps, garden tour, plant information and pictures, and a learning center that helps you care for your plants at home. You can download the app through iTunes for 99 cents.

The Garden app was developed by by Clarisoft & MuseumXP and Garden staff members.

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