These salt desert communities are dominated by shrubs, including Ceratoides lanata, Artemisia spinescens, Atriplex confertifolia, and Chrysothamnus
spicatum, Agropyron spicatum) and shrubs (Artemisia tridentata, chrysothamnus
Habitat was characterized by scattered shrubs including Chrysothamnus
nauseosus (rabbitbrush), Sarcobatus vermiculatus (greasewood), and Gutierrezia sarothrae (snakeweed), and an assortment of weeds on the roadside and severely deteriorated grassland of the Ninemile Valley adjacent to road 804 (Walker et al.
Desert-shrub communities (Artemisia, Chrysothamnus
, Rhus trilobata) predominate at lower elevations, and much of this landscape is barren.
The relative effects of biotic and abiotic factors on growth and productivity of two Owens Valley shrubs: Haplopappus cooperi and Chrysothamnus