Black greasewood

black greasewood

noun
low hardy much-branched spiny shrub common in alkaline soils of western America [syn: greasewood
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black greasewood

(species Sarcobatus vermiculatus), North American weedy shrub of the Sarcobataceae family. Greasewood is a characteristic plant of strongly alkaline and saline soils in the desert plains of western North America. It is a much-branched, somewhat spiny shrub, up to 3 metres (10 feet) high. The small, fleshy, toothless leaves lack stalks.

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