Definition of Larrea tridentata
1. Noun. Desert shrub of southwestern United States and New Mexico having persistent resinous aromatic foliage and small yellow flowers.
Group relationships: Genus Larrea, Larrea
Terms within: Sonora Gum
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Larrea Tridentata
Literary usage of Larrea tridentata
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1. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1893)
"The most widely and generally diffused shrub of the desert is the creosote bush, larrea tridentata. It occurs from the bottom of Death Valley, ..."
2. Wild Land Shrub and Arid Land Restoration Symposium: Proceedings edited by Bruce A. Roundy, E. Durant McArthur, Jennifer S. Hayley, David K. Mann (1996)
"They are: the creosotebush/bursage (larrea tridentata-Ambrosia dumosa), ... (larrea tridentata-Lycium andersonii- Grayia spinosa), blackbrush (Coleogyne ..."
3. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"II fifth belt is formed of Atriplex polycarpa. the sixth chiefly of larrea tridentata. Then commences the usual mesa-vegetation. ..."
4. The Condor by Cooper Ornithological Society, Cooper Ornithological Club (1899)
"It is characterized by a rather uniform growth of Larrea, tridentata through which are interspersed occasional bushes of Asclepias subulata, Dalea emoryi, ..."