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Public-images-osm logo.svg natural = shrub
Bucuresti, Romania. Arbust in luna Mai 2019.jpg
A shrub. Show/edit corresponding data item.
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 (except multipolygon 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 metres in height.

How to map

For scrublands, which feature land covered with shrubs, draw the area and tag it natural=scrub, and then you can map the individual shrubs by placing a node (node) at their locations with the tag natural=shrub.

Additional keys

  • name=* - Describes an official name given to the shrub.
  • genus=* - Describes the scientific name of the genus.
  • species:en=* - Describes the English name of the species.
  • species=* - Describes the scientific name of the species.
  • taxon=* - Describes the scientific name of the taxonomic level.
  • fruit=* - If the shrub has fruit, this describes which kind it has.
  • check_date=* - Describes when this shrub was observed.
  • colour=* - Describes the colour of the shrub.
  • height=* - Describes the height of the shrub.
  • width=* - Describes the width of the shrub.


A Scotch broom:

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