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A shrub native to arid parts of Mexico and the western US. Its leaves smell of creosote and when steeped in boiling water they yield an antiseptic lotion.
- ‘A creosote bush can live as long as one hundred years, but the unique propagation method employed by this shrub may arguably extend its life much longer.’
- ‘Soil samples were collected from beneath the canopies of creosote bush shrubs and from areas between shrubs in each of the three zones: mound, enriched, and intermound.’
- ‘In some places even the hardy creosote bushes are withered and dead.’
- ‘The most common shrubs are creosote bush, ocotillo, and bur sage.’
- ‘Black-throated Sparrows use a variety of dry, open, grassy or shrubby habitats, including sagebrush and creosote bush deserts.’
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