Interior Chaparral


Interior chaparral in Arizona is found along the Mogollon Rim generally between 1000 and 2000 meters elevation. This community is a depauparate subset of coastal chaparral, which is best developed along the California and Baja California, Mexico coastline. Chaparral is a dense shrubland community that is fire-adapted. In Arizona, shrub live oak (Quercus turbinella) is the most common species throughout the chaparral. Other common species include Arctostaphylos pungens, Rhamnus crocea, Juniperus deppeana, Garrya flavescens, Rhus ovata and Ceanothus greggii. One of the most spectacular trees in the interior chaparral is Arizona Cypress, Cupressus arizonica.



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Lower Oak Creek

Schnebly Hill Road

 

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