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Creosote Bushes: The Scent of the Desert

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Creosote bushes

Credit: Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher
The creosote bush (Larrea tridentate) is an evergreen shrub that commonly grows at elevations under 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) in the lower Chihuahuan,…Read More »









Sonoran and Mojave Deserts of northern Mexico and the U.S. Southwest. It is a highly aromatic bush and is responsible for the distinctive odor that permeates these lands during periods of rainfall.   Less «
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