Big sagebrush series
Section: shrb Series Dominated by Shrubs
Series formation: 
Series height:<3 m
Series canopy cover:c
Series ground layer:sg
Elevation range (lower):300
(upper):   3000
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:bajadas, pediments, alluvium, valleys, dry washes. Soils well-drained, gravelly.
Reference:Paysen et al. (1980), Taylor (1976b), Tisdale (1994), Turner (1998a), Vale (1975), West (1988), Wolfram & Martin (1965), Young et al. (1977).
Comments:Some stands of this series have scattered Joshua trees, junipers, or pines. Big sage-brush occurs as an important understory shrub in stands of open woodland and forest series. If trees dominate the stand, then place it in a tree-dominated series [see Jeffrey pine series, Joshua tree series, Singleleaf pinyon-Utah juniper series, Washoe pine series, Western juniper series].
Plot based descriptions:Taylor (1980) Keeler-Wolf (1990e) defines one association at Indiana Summit RNA in Mono Co., Ferren & Davis (1991) one association at Fish Slough TraSN; Franklin & Dyrness (1973) OR communities similar to those in ModP; Gordon & White (1994) one association in m-TraR, m-PenR, Spolsky (1979) one association in Anza Borrego State Park in San Diego Co. m-PenR.
Series Association:Ferren & Davis (1991): Big sagebrush-rubber rabbitbrush association. Gordon & White (1994). Big sagebrush association. Spolsky (1979): Desert slope sagebrush association. Taylor (1980): Big sagebrush-desert snowberry association.
FormationTemperate or sub-polar grassland with sparse dwarf-shrub layer
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Big sagebrush series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Big sagebrush series
Common species: View common species for: Big sagebrush series

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