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Microhabitats

In areas around large boulder piles, vegetation is thicker and more diverse than in the open areas. Rain runs off boulders and collects around rock bases. This creates a moister habitat for plants such as goldenbush, Ericameria spp., and skunkbrush, Rhus trilobata.

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Microhabitat

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