quail bush

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Noun1.quail bush - spiny shrub with silvery-scurfy foliage of alkaline plains of southwestern United States and Mexico
saltbush - any of various shrubby plants of the genus Atriplex that thrive in dry alkaline soil
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Some of Beckner's other favorites: the manzanita, which offers cover and berries to a variety of wildlife; the California poppy, now in bloom; and the quail bush, with its yellow flowers against gray leaves.