The humble shrub that’s predicting a terrible fire season

Enlarge (credit: Bryant Baker, Los Padres ForestWatch) If you’re kind of judgmental when it comes to plants, you might describe the chamise plant as “meh.” Technically it’s a shrub, which in the hierarchy of plant types barely outranks a weed. Chamise grows up to a dozen feet tall and… Read entire story.

Source: Ars Technica