Algodones are an active dune system that harbors many rare, threatened,
and endemic species such as the Peirsonís Milkvetch, Sand Food, Algodones
Dunes Sunflower, Flat-tailed Horned Lizard, Andrews Dune Scarab Beetle,
Colorado Desert Fringe-toed Lizard and at least 9 endemic beetles.
Sand Food, a rare and edible
dunes native plant.