Poplars grow in the valleys, and the cactus and sage brush are common.
The Ancient Greek culture placed a high value on those who had sage wisdom.
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.
Mixed with the bunch grass are occasional patches of sage brush.
Before leaving for college, I got some sage advice from my older brother about living alone.
Its dishes are known to be experimental, like the acorn soup with duck liver and sage or its corzetti with pigs trotter.
The decor is tres hip, with a carpet patterned in plum, brown, sage and orange and wine racks that are a translucent shade of orange.
The sage-hen is common on the Columbia plain.
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.
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.