Desert plant life

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Yukka trees are such a beautiful part of the scenery in South West Texas. I really love them! I think they are so beautiful! Did you know that extracts from this plant are used in alternative medicine? They make both soap and herbal dietary supplements. It is surprising how many different uses there are for desert plants. I spotted this beauty on the side of the road while driving between Alpine, Texas and Big Bend National Park. Such a wonderful area. So calm and peaceful!