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Natural vegetation consisting of small bushes, other small diameter wood plants, and bunch grasses. Brush can consist as its own vegetation type, but it often presents as a transitional zone between open grasslands and enclosed arboreal canopies. Brush habitats can be found in various arid climates and deserts, and are common in the Southwestern parts of the U.S.

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"Brush and Sky, Bernalillo, New Mexico, December 26, 2006" by Michael Hohimer is licensed under CC BY.