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Chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) comes from the Spanish word chamisa and means “dry brush” or “firewood”. Because chamise is one of the most flammable plants growing in California, this common name is very appropriate. Other colloquially names for A fasciculatum are … Continue reading

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Several shrubs are commonly called greasewood, especially the creosote bush (genus Larrea). Sarcobatus vermiculatus, a member of the Goosefoot Family, is the “true” greasewood, true greasewood being one if its common names, along with black greasewood. A native, perennial shrub, … Continue reading

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