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Uncultivated land covered with bushes or stunted trees. Show/edit corresponding data item.
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समूह: natural
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
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Scrub झाडि स-साना रुख तथा घांस हरुले बनेका बनस्पति हरुको समुदाय हो। झाडिमा प्रायजसो जडिबुटी, ठुला प्रकारका घांस र स-साना रुख हरु पर्दछन। झाडिहरु कुनै ठांउमा छिप्पिएका घांस हरु हुन सक्दछन भने कहिलेकाहि जंगलमा भएको बिनास (जस्तै आगलागि) पछि रहेका बुट्यानहरु पनि हुन सक्दछन।.

See shrubland on Wikipedia and Garrigue#Similar_ecoregions on Wikipedia


natural=scrub applies to nodes and areas.

Additional tags

  • name=* - name of the site
  • leaf_type=broadleaved/needleleaved/mixed - describes the type of leaves.
  • leaf_cycle=deciduous/evergreen/mixed - describes the phenology of leaves.
  • wood=coniferous/deciduous/mixed - type of wood. This key is deprecated!



The widely-used Anderson (1976) classification system has detailed descriptions of scrub. Particular attention should be paid to these classifications:

  • 3 Rangeland
    • 31 Herbaceous Rangeland
    • 32 Shrub and Brush Rangeland
    • 33 Mixed Rangeland

Corresponding landcover types in National Landcover Database (NLCD2006) and National Landcover Database (NLCD2011) are modified from the Anderson system:

  • 5 Shrubland
    • 51 Dwarf Scrub - (Alaska only) areas dominated by shrubs less than 20 centimeters tall with shrub canopy typically greater than 20% of total vegetation. This type is often co-associated with grasses, sedges, herbs, and non-vascular vegetation.
    • 52 Shrub/Scrub - areas dominated by shrubs; less than 5 meters tall with shrub canopy typically greater than 20% of total vegetation. This class includes true shrubs, young trees in an early successional stage or trees stunted from environmental conditions.

Herbaceous, sedge, lichen, moss and wetlands (woody or herbaceous) are better tagged as features other than 'scrub'.

See also

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