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.

Before leaving for college, I got some **sage** advice from my older brother about living alone.

Mixed with the bunch grass are occasional patches of **sage** brush.

There are broad plains covered with salt and alkali, and others supporting only scattered bunch grass, **sage** bush, cactus and other arid land plants.

The **sage-hen** is common on the Columbia plain.

In the more arid regions the **sage-brush** and cactus make their appearance.

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.