big sagebrush

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Noun1.big sagebrush - aromatic shrub of arid regions of western North America having hoary leavesbig sagebrush - aromatic shrub of arid regions of western North America having hoary leaves
sage brush, sagebrush - any of several North American composite subshrubs of the genera Artemis or Seriphidium
genus Seriphidium, Seriphidium - woody plants grown chiefly for their silver or grey and often aromatic foliage; formerly included in the genus Artemisia
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Canopy cover of big sagebrush in native macroplots varied from 0 to 29% across the study sites (mean = 13%) and was greater than 1% at 18 of 24 sites.
Preference of pygmy rabbits (Brachylagus idahoensis) for various populations of big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata).--J.
Vegetation is characteristic of xeric shrublandsteppe areas, and largely consists of Wyoming Big Sagebrush (Artemesia tridentata wyomingensis)--grass communities at lower elevations.
In the Clear Lake Hills, the vegetation is primarily mountain big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp.
wyomingensis (Wyoming big sagebrush), Pseudoroegnaria spicata (bluebunch wheatgrass) and Achnatherum thurberianum (Thurber's needlegrass) ( oe,1991).
He sees a landscape covered in native mountain big sagebrush interspersed with native fescue grass--and the invasive leafy spurge.
Surrounding habitat was predominantly big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata), Utah juniper Uunipems osteosperma), and Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii).
"It's invading the adjacent big sagebrush rangelands," reducing the rich diversity of native plant species that other wildlife depend on, from greater sage grouse to sagebrush voles.
The sagebrush scrub community contained mostly big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) with only a few scattered conifers.
Love], Wyoming big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata Nutt.
The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between seed size and germination percentage, germination rate, time course of germination and seed viability in Wyoming big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp.