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Bucuresti, Romania. Arbust in luna Mai 2019.jpg
A shrub. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Natural
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
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Status: in use


A  shrub or bush is a small to medium-sized woody plant. Usually it is below 6 m in height.

How to map

You can place a node (node) at the location of the shrub with the tag natural=shrub. For scrublands, which feature land covered with shrubs, draw the area and tag it natural=scrub, and then if you want you can map the individual shrubs within the scrubland using natural=shrub.

Additional tags

  • genus=* - Describes the scientific name of the genus (first part of the scientific name).
  • species=* - Describes the scientific name of the species. Please also use the namespaces for local languages.
  • taxon=* - Describes of the scientific name; describing any taxonomic level; e.g. order, family, genus, species, sub-species or cultivar.
  • fruit=* - Describes the kind of fruit the shrub has (if it does).
  • check_date=* - Describes when this shrub was observed.
  • colour=* - Describes the colour of the shrub; when observed.
  • height=* - Describes the height of the shrub.
  • width=* - Describes the width of the shrub.

See other, undiscussed ideas at the plant descriptors page.


A Scotch broom:

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