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Salt Desert Shrub Zone

  • The Salt Desert Shrub Zone is found throughout the Great Basin in the low elevation valley bottoms.
  • Plants such as four- winged saltbrush, shadscale, bassia, beeplant, and budsage are found in this zone
  • It receives 3.5-7 inches of precipitation per year.
Salt Desert Shrub Image
Point LeftPlants of the Southern
Desert Shrub Zone


Point RightPlants of the Salt
Desert Shrub Zone


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