Mixed saltbush series
Section: shrb Series Dominated by Shrubs
Series formation: 
Series height:<3 m
Series canopy cover:cio
Series ground layer:s
Elevation range (lower):-75
(upper):   2500
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:bajadas; flats; lower slopes; playas; valleys. Soils may be carbonate-rich.
Reference:Burk (1977), MacMahon (1988), McHargue (1973), Paysen et al. (1980), Thorne (1982), Tueller (1994).
Comments:This series is often considered part of the chenopod or saltbush scrub. These scrubs are better thought of as a collection of series. In the Mixed saltbush series no saltbush dominates [ see Allscale series, Desert-holly series, Fourwing saltbush series, Shadscale series, Spinescale series].
Plot based descriptions:Yoder et al. (1983) defines one association in Alabama Hills in Inyo Co. TraSN; McHargue (1973) one association in Coachella Valley in Riverside Co. ColD.
Series Association:McHargue (1973): Mixed saltbush association [as Level-moist sites]. Yoder et al. (1983): Allscale-shadscale association.
FormationTemperate broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Mixed saltbush series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Mixed saltbush series
Common species: View common species for: Mixed saltbush series

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