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Related to Sarcobatus: Sarcobatus vermiculatus
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Noun1.Sarcobatus - one species: greasewoodSarcobatus - one species: greasewood    
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
black greasewood, greasewood, Sarcobatus vermiculatus - low hardy much-branched spiny shrub common in alkaline soils of western America
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2003) also reported disequilibrium between plant and soil water potentials in plants from the genera Chrysothamnus and Sarcobatus.
Salt desert shrub ecoregions, characterized by less precipitation and alkaline soils, comprise approximately 19% of the OTR and are dominated by Gardner's saltbush Atriplex gardneri, shadscale Atriplex confertifolia, black greasewood Sarcobatus vermiculatus, mock goldenweed and cushion-like phlox, with sporadic inclusions of Wyoming big sagebrush and basin big sagebrush A.
greasewood, Sarcobatus vermiculatus, and introduced prickly Russian thistle, Salsola tragus (Ball et al.