The most extreme spot I know of is Death Valley California.
In this picture you can see an amazing plant, the Desert Holly, set in the midst of barren hills. The Creator, my Lord, adapted this beautiful example of his majesty to withstand very little moisture and intense heat. Its silver coloration reflects the sun, its incurved leaves collect the moisture that comes in the winter months when the holly comes out of dormancy and flowers. This is a prime example of survival during impossible times and conditions, something we all are able to do with the Lord’s care and love.