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Chaparral Brush Also Has High Oil Content in Its Leaves

a textbook on California sagebrush's high oil content      web

doc-titleSoft Chaparral or Coastal Sage Scrub Community
publicationBiological Sciences, Santa Barbara City College
quoteThe leaves [of California sagebrush] are also aromatic and full of volatile oils. On hot days the fragrant oils evaporate to both cool the leaves and inhibit the growth of competing plants.
sourceSanta Barbara City College document on coastal sage scrub

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