A perennial, evergreen shrub averaging 4 feet high but can grow as high as 15 feet. The tall rounded shrubs with short branched, woody trunks. Numerous yellow tubular flowers cover the shrub blooming July to September. Prefers moderately shallow to deep, well drained, sandy to silt loam soils of neutral to slightly alkaline reaction and is drought tolerant. It supplies better cover for livestock and wildlife than its palatability. Basin Big sagebrush is distributed throughout the western United States.