creosote bush

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Related to creosote bushes: Larrea tridentata

creosote bush

n.
A resinous evergreen shrub (Larrea tridentata), having yellow flowers and aromatic foliage, native to the deserts of the southwest United States and Mexico.

creosote bush

n
(Plants) a shrub, Larrea (or Covillea) tridentata of the western US and Mexico, that has resinous leaves with an odour resembling creosote, and can live for many thousands of years: family Zygophyllaceae. Also called: greasewood

cre′osote bush`


n.
a shrub, Larreatridentata, of the caltrop family, native to arid regions of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having yellow flowers and resinous foliage.
[1840–50, Amer.]
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Noun1.creosote bush - desert shrub of southwestern United States and New Mexico having persistent resinous aromatic foliage and small yellow flowerscreosote bush - desert shrub of southwestern United States and New Mexico having persistent resinous aromatic foliage and small yellow flowers
genus Larrea, Larrea - xerophytic evergreen shrubs; South America to southwestern United States
Sonora gum - acidulous gum resin of the creosote bush
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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While not all animal diets are as toxic as those of woodrats and other rodents that eat plants like creosote bushes or juniper, most mammals have some toxins in their diet.
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The air, in contrast with Phoenix's smog, is crisp and smells lightly of creosote bushes -- their resinous aroma becomes pungent during infrequent desert rains and was used by Native Americans to relieve congestion.
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With 30 acres of creosote bushes, mesquite trees and cacti, the Hiestand property proved ideal for a private donkey domain, offering a wide-open space to wander and native forage for food.
The Prime Desert Woodlands contains such desert flora as Joshua trees, California junipers and creosote bushes on about 100 acres at Avenue K-8 and 35th Street West.
exsul primarily use creosote bushes for thermoregulating and foraging.