brush flats

Encyclopedia Article


A term used to describe desert scrub on a relatively flat terrain. Here, brush can refer to bunch grasses, perennial woody shrubs, and even occassional islands of juniper across an arid landscape. A prime example of a prominent expanse of brush flats the Great Basin Desertscrub plant community that is found in Arizona along the Little Colorado River Drainage.

Photo Credit: 

"Entering Arizona on I-10 Westbound" by Wing-Chi Poon is licensed under CC BY-SA.

Published Works: