|Scientific Name||Ericameria nauseosa||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ERNA10|
|Common Name||Rubber Rabbitbrush, Golden Bush||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||507594|
Life zones and habitat: Plains to montane (3300 to 9500 ft.); dry, rocky soils in open areas; widepread in Colorado.
Plant: Shrubs up to 6+ feet tall; white to green, broom-like flexible stems covered with dense, felt-like hairs.
Leaves: Alternate, narrow linear to filiform, sessile and crowded; blades 3/8 to 2-3/4 inches long; surfaces glabrous to covered with densely matted woolly hairs (tomentose) and often gland-dotted; blades with 3 to 5 veins (nerves).
Inflorescence: Rounded to flat-topped arrays of yellow rayless blossoms each with 4 to 6 disk florets; involucre with 10 to 30 phyllaries of unequal length.
Bloom Period: July to October.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, SEINet and SW Colorado Wildflowers.
Note: There are a number of varieties of E. nauseosa. These images are likely var. graveolens.
|BONAP Distribution Map
E. nauseosa var. graveloens
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County