Poplars grow in the valleys, and the cactus and sage brush are common.
To the southward, as the valleys become increasingly sandy and saline, even the sage-brush disappears, and little vegetation besides the cactus and the yucca is to be seen.
The Ancient Greek culture placed a high value on those who had sage wisdom.
The sage-hen is common on the Columbia plain.
Mixed with the bunch grass are occasional patches of sage brush.
In the more arid regions the sage-brush and cactus make their appearance.
There are broad plains covered with salt and alkali, and others supporting only scattered bunch grass, sage bush, cactus and other arid land plants.
Before leaving for college, I got some sage advice from my older brother about living alone.
There is but little natural vegetation to be seen - ragged yucca trees, many species of agave and cactus, scrubby mesquite bushes, sage bushes and occasional clumps of coarse grasses.
The book, as it stands, is a collection of the discourses, observations and aphorisms of a sage called Koheleth, a term the precise meaning of which is not certain.