December 5th, 2001

Chaparral (Larrea divericata coville, Larrea tridentata (DC) coville)


is an herb that comes from the leaves of the creosote bush, an evergreen desert shrub. The term "Chaparral" refers to a plant community dominated by evergreen shrubs that have small, stiff leaves and grow in dense clusters to heights of 4-8 ft. in the American West and Southwest.

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