Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus

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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; common 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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