Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus

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Scientific Name Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Yellow Rabbitbrush, Green Rabbitbrush, Douglas' Rabbitbrush ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to subalpine. 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: Four or 5 (or many more) small flower heads in compact flat-topped clusters; no rays, 5-lobed golden-yellow disk flowers with green bracts.
References: Descr. adapted from USDA Plant Guide and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
Colorado Status

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