Californian Ecosystems - Terrestrial Biozones
Californian Chaparral. Chaparral, a type of evergreen woody shrubland, extends over most of the hills and lower slopes of California. Like all Mediterranean type vegetation, it has winter active and summer dormant phases, but the principle genera, Adenostoma, Arctostaphylos, Ceanothus, Heteromeles and Rhus are absent from other regions having a Mediterranean climate.
DA: 94 PA: 59 MOZ Rank: 74