Ericameria parryi var. parryi

(Parry's Rabbitbrush)

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Ericameria parryi var. parryi, Sylvan Lake Rd., Eagle Co. 6348/6367

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Ericameria parryi var. parryi, Sylvan Lake Rd., Eagle Co. 6424/6454

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Ericameria parryi var. parryi, Lake Dillon, Summit Co. 6938

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Buds of Ericameria parryi var. parryi, Lake Dillon, Summit Co. 6933

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Ericameria parryi var. parryi, Lake Dillon, Summit Co. 6943

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Ericameria parryi var. parryi, Sylvan Lake Rd., Eagle Co. 6327

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Ericameria parryi var. parryi, Great Sand Dunes National Park 7869

Scientific Name Ericameria parryi var. parryi USDA PLANTS Symbol ERPAP10
Common Name Parry's Rabbitbrush ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 531201
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (7000 to 11000 ft.). Open areas, sagebrush slopes; widepread in the Rocky Mountains.
Plant: Low shrub, much-branched at base, 8 to 32 inches tall; minute hairs make stems appear grayish-green.
Leaves: Upright, narrow linear leaves up to 3 inches long, leathery and fuzzy.
Inflorescence: Racemes with 5 to 12 or more narrow composite flower heads, 1/2-inch long; no ray flowers, several (8 to 20) disk florets above leafy, slender bracts.
Bloom Period: July to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, SEINet and SW Colorado Wildflowers.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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