Deerbrush series
Section: shrb Series Dominated by Shrubs
Series formation: 
Series height:<3 m
Series canopy cover:c
Series ground layer:s
Elevation range (lower):300
(upper):   2100
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:ridges, upper slopes.
Reference:Cronemiller (1959), Paysen et al. (19
Comments:Deerbrush occurs as scattered shrubs in forest understories or as the sole or dominant shrub. This series is found in several elevation zones in many regions. Self-perertuating stands are unusual; instead, most stands are established after fire or logging and are transitional to various kinds of forest. Four varieties of deerbrush [ Ceanothus integerrimus var. i. , C. i. var. californicus, C. i. var. puberulus, C. i. var. macrothyrsus ] are often recognized, but The Jepson Manual considers them poorly defined. Keeler-Wolf (1990e) qualitatively describes deerbrush stands at Hale Ridge candidate RNA in Lake Co. o-NorCo; at Fern Canyon RNA in Los Angeles Co., White (1994a) at Cleghorn Canyon candidate RNA in San Bernardino Co. i. m-TraR; Keeler-Wolf (1990e) at Hall Canyon RNA in Riverside Co. m-PenR.
Plot based descriptions:Stuart et al. (1993) defines two associations following tree harvest in Douglas-fir - tanoak series stands in Siskiyou Co. l-KlaR; Gordon & White (1994) define one association in m-PenR.
Series Association:Gordon & White (1994): Deerbrush association. Stuart et al. (1993): Deerbrush-canyon live oak-blue wildrye association, Tanoak-madrone-deerbrush association.
FormationMixed evergreen-deciduous shrubland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Deerbrush series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Deerbrush series
Common species: View common species for: Deerbrush series

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