Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus

(Yellow Rabbitbrush)

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Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus, Sylvan Lake Rd., Eagle Co. 6542/6553

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Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus, Sylvan Lake Rd., Eagle Co. 6496/6498

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Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus, Sheep Park, Park Co. 3101

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Leaves, Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus, Sylvan Lake Rd., Eagle Co. 6500

Scientific Name Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus USDA PLANTS Symbol CHVI8
Common Name Yellow Rabbitbrush, Green Rabbitbrush, Douglas' Rabbitbrush ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 37090
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to subalpine (4600 to 12000 ft.); sandy or rocky soils in desert to semi- desert rangelands, dry hillsides, open woods; commonly found with other rabbitbrush species (Chrysothamnus and Ericameria spp.) and sagebrush species (Artemisia spp.).
Plant: Low-moderate height shrub 8 to 39 inches tall; stems smooth or with pubescent hairs.
Leaves: Narrow, linear to lanceolate 1/2 to 3 inches long, often twisted.
Inforescence: Dense, rounded panicles of small flower heads elevated above the leaves; no rays, 4 or 5 golden-yellow disk florets per head; involucre cylindrical to bell-shaped with yellowish-green bracts.
Bloom Period: July to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, USDA Plant Guide and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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