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California Chaparral

This file contains images of the California Chaparral before and after fires. The plants that burn or the parts of the plants that burn help indicate what particles will be the signature of the fire.

California Chaparral California Chaparral Chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) Redshanks (Adenostoma sparsifolium) Adenostoma California Chaparral Fire

California Chaparral Fire Particles

This file contains the charred plant material from these fires. The burnt clay and fire retardant is the same for this wild fire as it is for all other wildfires. California chaparral includes geni of Adenostoma (greasewood), Purshia (bitterbrush), Heteromeles (toyon), Cercocarpus (mountain mahogany), Prunus (cherries), and members of the families Rhamnaceae (buckthorn), Ericaceae (heather), Fagaceae (beech), and Anacrdiaceae (sumac). Quercus (Shrub live oak) is common on north facing slopes and moister areas. Platanus (arizona sycamore) is also present.

Redshanks (Adenostoma sparsiflolium) Leaf Ash

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Adenostoma sparsifolium Bloom Ash

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Adenostoma sparsifolium Bark Ash

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Adenostoma sparsifolium Twig Ash

Adenostoma sparsifolium Twig Ash Adenostoma sparsifolium Twig Ash Adenostoma sparsifolium Twig Ash Adenostoma sparsifolium Twig Ash Adenostoma sparsifolium Twig Ash Adenostoma sparsifolium Twig Ash Adenostoma sparsifolium Twig Ash Adenostoma sparsifolium Twig Ash

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California Chaparral

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2014

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