Interior Chaparral

Interior chaparral

Interior chaparral covers a patchy swath of mid-elevation (~3000-6000 feet) land from northwest Arizona trending south southeast along the Mogollon Rim and surrounding countryside to the north edge of the Madrean Sky Islands.

It is characterized by short, dense structure of mostly leathery leafed plants and is often dominated by a mixture of Quercus turbinella, Arctostaphylos, Cercocarpus, Ceanothus, Purshia mexicana, as well as a number of other shrubs. Juniper, pinyon pine, and other oaks sometimes dot interior chaparral.

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