Saturday, October 23, 2004

North America, The Western sclerophyllous scrub forest

In the hills of southern California and throughout much of the American Southwest the Western sclerophyllous forest occurs. There trees and small shrubs must be adapted both to dry, hot summers when the tropical continental air is dominant and to moist, mild winters when polar Pacific air sweeps down from the north. A thin, short, open scrub of chaparral, or stunted


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