The focus of this study was on the responses of five grass species: blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), alkali sacaton (Sporobolus airoides), galleta grass (Pleuraphis jamesii) sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus), and three-awn (Aristida purpurea); and four shrub species: rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa), sandsage (Artemisia filifolia), greasewood
(Sarcobatus vermiculatus), and tree cholla (Cylindropuntia imbricata) over this decade of variation in moisture and temperature.
The language of Greasewood
Creek is suffused with sorrow but also with the kind of clarity that comes from looking at sorrowful things head on.
Early in the book, Nabhan has a chapter entitled "The Creosote Bush Is Our Drugstore." This plant, called greasewood
by the Papago, who use it medicinally, is Larrea tridentata.
They include setaria, halogeton, soursob (Oxalis spp.), pokeweed (Phytolacca americana), purslane (Portulaca oleracea), lamb's quarter (Chenopodium album), bassia (Bassia hyssopifolia), greasewood
(Sarcobatus vermiculatus), pigweed (Amaranthus spp.), Russian thistle (Salsola kali), sugar beets (Beta vulgaris), rhubarb (Rheum rhaponticum) and various others (Jones et al., 1970; Cheeke and Shull, 1985).
The road narrows; greasewood
slaps the side of the SUV.
If you like your tipple a little more Old West, visit the nearby Greasewood
shrub, a common plant in chaparral ecosystems, requires fire for its seeds to germinate.
Shippers can contract for long-term firm transportation service from receipt points near the Greasewood
and Meeker Hubs in the Piceance Basin to delivery point interconnects at the Opal Hub in Wyoming.
The day before we headed into the mountains, I got lucky on a 65-pound javelina after a sunny midday stalk on a group of roughly 20 that we caught lounging in the prickly pear and greasewood
bushes near a cattle (water) tank.
, carbon dating, the silent witnessing
Although from the highway it might seem that a sturdy pickup could make its way over what looks to be a gently rolling greasewood
flat, countless ravines, arroyos, draws, and canyons cut through the land, carving bluffs that appear without warning, and eventually one approaches the great cliffs of Palma draw and Lozier Canyon after it meanders toward the river.
Alkaloid Beet tops Beta vulgaris Oxalates Curly leafed dock Rumex crispus Oxalates Greasewood
Sarcobatus vermiculatus Oxalates Halogeton Halogeton glomeratus Oxalates Milkweeds Halogeton glomeratus Oxalates Osalis, "shamrock" Oxalis spp.
Another time Chris had worked his way to within 20 yards of a feeding herd of javelina in a greasewood
When I arrived at Lower Greasewood
, Arizona, in the summer of 1972, I had a pretty clear idea of what my job would be.
Ignoring my prim and proper paper targets, I laid waste to assorted dirt clods and distant clumps of greasewood
until I was nearly out of ammo.