Creosote bush-white bursage series
Section: shrb Series Dominated by Shrubs
Series formation: 
Series height:<3 m
Series canopy cover:o
Series ground layer:o
Elevation range (lower):-75
(upper):   1200
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:alluvial fans; bajadas; upland slopes. Soils well-drained, may have pave-ment surface.
Reference:Burk (1977), Holzman (1994), Hunt (1966), MacMahon (1988), Thorne (1982), Turner (1982b), Turner & Brown (1982), Vasek & Barbour (197
Comments:This series is often considered part of the creosote bush scrub, which is best to consider as a collection of series. In this series creosote bush and white bursage are equally important, and brittlebush can be a third common species. If only one species dominates the stand, it is part of a different series [see Brittlebush series, Creosote bush series, or White bursage series]. The amount of shrub canopy varies among stands. Dense stands are as common as those with sparse shrubs in areas of desert pavement.
Plot based descriptions:Randell (1972) describes stands [as Group III of an ordination of 46 stands] in Saline Valley in Inyo Co., Phillips & MacMahon (1981) in MacMahon (1988) stands in terms of shrub cover and density, Vasek et al. (1975) stands in San Bernardino Co. MojD; McHargue (1973) defines three habitats in Coachella Valley in Riverside Co., Spolsky (1979) defines two associations at Anza Borrego State Park in San Diego Co. ColD.
Series Association:McHargue (1973): Rocky sides of hills and mountains, Rocky bajadas, Gravelly bajadas. Spolsky (1979): Sonoran creosote bush scrub association, Uniform creosote scrub association.
FormationExtremely xeromorphic mixed evergreen-deciduous shrubland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Creosote bush-white bursage series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Creosote bush-white bursage series
Common species: View common species for: Creosote bush-white bursage series

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