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Chaparral Brush Also Has High Oil Content in Its Leaves

USDA Forest Service on flammable native brush      web

doc-titleLiving More Safely in the Chaparral-Urban Interface
authorKlaus W. H. Radtke
publicationUSDA Forest Service document
quoteNative understory plants can add accent to the landscape setting but can also act as ladder fuels to the woody overstory vegetation. Highly flammable plants such as sages (white, black, purple), buckwheat, California sagebrush, and deerweed should therefore be eradicated wherever permanent slope stability permits.
sourceUSDA Forest Service on the chaparral-urban interface

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