shadscale

shadscale

[′shad‚skāl]
(botany)
Atriplex confertifolia. A small shiny shrub found in the Great Basin Desert.
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Responses of small mammals and vegetation to wildfire in shadscale communities of southwestern Idaho.
For example, the degradation of sagebrush, Mojave, and shadscale (a perennial shrub of the Great Basin) habitats by aggressive invasive plants such as cheatgrass and red brome following wildfire threatens many of Nevada's native species.
Density changes and habitat affinities of rodents of shadscale and sagebrush associations.
These shrub species were Shockley's goldenhead (Acamptopappus shockleyi), white bursage (Ambrosia dumosa), shadscale (Atriplex confertifolia), Nevada ephedra (Ephedra nevadensis), winterfat (Krascheninnikovia lanata), range ratany (Krameria erecta), and creosote bush (Larrea tridentata).
The objective of this study was to quantify leafing, flowering, and fruiting phenologies of all seven Mojave Desert species--Shockley's goldenhead (Acamptopappus shockleyi), white bursage (Ambrosia dumosa), shadscale (Atriplex confertifolia), Nevada ephedra (Ephedra nevadensis), winterfat (Krascheninnikovia lanata), range ratany (Krameria erecta), and creosote bush (Larrea tri-dentata), occurring in the nest area compared to the adjacent non-nest area in Las Vegas Valley.
Other woody taxa that were present in the nest area included Shockley's goldenhead, shadscale, Nevada ephedra, winterfat, and range ratany.
Creosote bush, shadscale, and Nevada ephedra grew continuously when most shrubs underwent summer dormancy in typical dry years.
In this mix of moist and dry environments, look for desert staples such as creosote bush, burro brush, and shadscale close to pines, junipers, and canyon oak.
Cuscuta sauna is known to primarily parasitize halophytes, such as four-winged saltbush (Atriplex canescens), shadscale (A.