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Northern Desert Shrub Zone

North Desert Image
  • The Northern Desert Shrub Zone is found at slightly higher elevations (5,000-10,000 ft)
  • Plants such as big sagebrush, rabbitbrush, snowberry bitterbrush, lupine, and mule’s ear grow here.
  • It receives over 7 inches of precipitation each year

Point LeftPlants of the Salt
Desert Shrub Zone

Point RightPlants of the Northern
Desert Shrub Zone


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1595 N. Sierra,
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