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Sagebrush steppe is a type of shrub-steppe, 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 the 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
- Sagebrush scrub
- 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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