Mixed sage series
Section: shrb Series Dominated by Shrubs
Series formation: 
Series height:<2m
Series canopy cover:?
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):0
(upper):   1200
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:slopes. Soil shallow.
Reference:Axelrod (1978), DeSimone & Burk (1992), Keeley & Keeley (1988), Malanson (1984), Mooney (1977), O'Leary (1989), Pase & Brown (1982), Westman (1983).
Comments:No single species or pair of species can dominate stands of this series. Instead three or more species equally share commonness and cover. If there is a single dominant or two important species [ see Black sage series, California buckwheat series, California buck sage series, California sage-brush series, California sagebrush-black sage series, Califor sagebrush-California buckwheat series, Coyote brush series, Purple sage series, or White sage series]. This series is often considered part of the coastal scrub, which is better thought of as a collection of series. This approach has advantages over the regional one (Axelrod 1978); stands of comparable composition can be considered regardless of geographic location. Mixed sage series is more narrowly defined than is coastal scrub. Coast bluff scrub is included here, in part. Definitions differ in plant height and cover from coastal scrub, but contrast little in species composition.
Plot based descriptions:DeSimone & Burk (1992) define a White sage-California sagebrush-California buckwheat association [= Artemisia californica-Eriogonum fasciculatum-Salvia apiana Kirkpatrick & Hutchinson (1977)]. The DeSimone & Burke descrip-tion is based on cover, the Kirkpatrick & Hutchin on frequency, which is less useful in definition.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationMixed evergreen-deciduous shrubland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Mixed sage series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Mixed sage series
Common species: View common species for: Mixed sage series

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