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The sagebrush steppe is a type of shrub-steppe, which is a dry-xeric environment and plant community found in the Western United States and western Canada. It can be identified by the sagebrush-Artemisia tridentata shrubs, and short bunchgrasses that grow in it.
The Sagebrush steppe name comes from the most dominant plant found in the ecosystem, the "sagebrush" - and "steppe," which describes a largely treeless, dry, level grassland. The sagebrush steppe overlaps the channeled scablands of eastern Washington state.
- Great Basin shrub steppe - ecoregion
- Northern Basin and Range (ecoregion)
- Central Basin and Range ecoregion
- Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands - biome
- Deserts and xeric shrublands - biome
- Basin and Range Province
- Sagebrush Cooperative
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