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bitterbrush

[bit-er-bruhsh] /ˈbɪt ərˌbrʌʃ/
noun
1.
an evergreen shrub, Purshia tridentata, of western North America, having bitter three-toothed leaves and yellow flowers, valuable for forage.
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  • bitterbrush also goes by the common name antelope brush or antelope bitterbrush.
  • Stands of bitterbrush can become decadent with no use and mature plants should be browsed for good forage production and vigor.
  • Expanses of sage and bitterbrush, in the dryer areas, lend diversity.
  • The area is mostly montane chaparral habitat dominated by sagebrush and bitterbrush.
  • bitterbrush, noxious weeds and dead vegetation must be removed in this area.
  • The land is gently sloping and all but the highest portions are dominated by sagebrush and bitterbrush.
  • Goat use in fall increases bitterbrush browse and reduces sagebrush density.
  • It is often found among manzanita, bitterbrush and sagebrush, but not exclusively so.
  • bitterbrush and alkali desert scrub are also commonly present.
  • The sagebrush-bitterbrush habitat is a critical deer winter-range area for migratory deer.

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