Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands
Black sagebrush is a low growing evergreen shrub with a flat-topped crown. Mature plants range from 4 to 12 inches tall. The leaves are dark green, sometimes grayish, and triangular in outline with three rounded lobes. The leaf surface is often covered with hair, which distinguishes this species from big sagebrush (A. tridentata). These hairs give the leaves a darker appearance.
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