The dying back of the twigs of trees and shrubs is a frequent case.
The portal was camouflaged by sand and shrubs.
The air was clear and dry, the sand dotted with small shrubs.
The mistletoe is parasitic both on deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs.
But generally the low grounds are parched and rocky, presenting only a few thickets of Peruvian cactus and stunted shrubs, and a most uninviting shore.