|Blackbrush is a member of the rose
family. It appears as a low bush with
green leaves which grow in clusters all along the branches. It has dark
gray bark which becomes black with age or when wet (giving the plant its
name). It grows in dry gravel or sandy open plans at altitudes between
3000 - 6500 feet. It is browsed by sheep, goats and deer.
Blackbrush is the characteristic
plant of the Tonto Plateau in the Grand Canyon.