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Big and black sagebrush landscapes [Chapter 5]Author(s): Stanley G. Kitchen; E. Durant McArthur
Source: In: Hood, Sharon M.; Miller, Melanie, editors. Fire ecology and management of the major ecosystems of southern Utah. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-202. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 73-95
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionPerhaps no plant evokes a common vision of the semi-arid landscapes of western North America as do the sagebrushes. A collective term, sagebrush is applied to shrubby members of the mostly herbaceous genus, Artemisia L. More precisely, the moniker is usually restricted to members of subgenus Tridentatae, a collection of some 20 woody taxa endemic to North America (Beetle 1960; McArthur 1979; McArthur and Plummer 1978). As a group, the Tridentatae are distinguished from other members of the genus by a combination of traits including their woody habit, floral morphology, stem anatomy, plant chemistry, and chromosomal karyotype (McArthur 1979).
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CitationKitchen, Stanley G.; McArthur, E. Durant. 2007. Big and black sagebrush landscapes [Chapter 5]. In: Hood, Sharon M.; Miller, Melanie, editors. Fire ecology and management of the major ecosystems of southern Utah. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-202. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 73-95
Keywordsfire regime condition class, disturbance, fire ecology, fuel treatment, sagebrush, Artemisia L., Tridentatae
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