A thicket of low evergreen oaks.
An almost impenetrable thicket or succession of thickets of thorny shrubs and brambles.
scrub and dwarf forest plants found throughout out the coastal mountain ranges and hills of central and southern California
An low-rainfall area, characterized by dense and leathery evergreen shrubs.
General type of vegetation characterized by low, dense evergreen shrubs, or bushes with flat, broad leaves. This type of vegetation is common in temperate zones such as most of the western U.S.
A subtropical drought-resistant and fire-prone shrubby vegetation associated with Mediterranean-type climates.
This oak-dominated scrub forest with a Mediterranean-like climate is found in California. Although the winters are rainy, the summers can be dry and therefore, many of the plants have thick, leathery leaves to conserve water. Fires caused by lightning strikes are common and many plants have adapted to burning, including some that will not release their seeds until after a fire. Chaparral-like communities are also found on the west coast of South America, the Cape Town area of South Africa, the western tip of Australia, and coastal areas of the Mediterranean.
A dense, impenetrable thicket of shrubs or dwarf trees.
dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
a shrubby coastal area that has hot dry summers and
A type of dry habitat consisting of short shrubs and scrubby oaks.
tough, thick brush; from the Spanish chaparro, for dwarf evergreen oak.
Dense vegetation in the coastal and mountainous regions of California, similar to the South African fynbos, the Chilean matorral, the Mediterranean maquis, and the Western Australian kwongan.
a dry region with a thick growth of brush and small trees found in the foothills of California's southern mountain ranges, in the Sierra Nevada, and along the California coast
refers to areas with broad-leaved evergreen shrubs found in climates with hot dry summers and mild wet winters.
A type of plant community common to areas of the world that have a Mediterranean climate (for example, California and Italy). It is characterized by shrubs, shrubby thickets and small trees that are adapted to seasonal dry conditions. Also called Mediterranean Scrubland.
(in the southwestern U.S.) a dense growth of shrubs and trees, esp. evergreen oaks
Brushy areas where plants such as manzanita, cliff rose, scrub oak, and ceanothus are the dominant plants.