Desert Sweet

Chamaebatiaria millefolium

Fernbush, Chamaebatiaria millefolium, photo © by Mike Plagens

Observed on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA. 11 October 2012.

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FLOWERS: The flowers have usually five wrinkled-looking white petals and many yellow stamens and pistils in the center.

LEAVES: The aromatic leaves are divided and divided again into nearly minute segments, rather like some common ferns.

SHRUB: Woody plant with branches reaching mostly 1+ meter in height. year..

RANGE: Found in northwestern Arizona in pinelands just above the Great Basin/ Mojave Desert.

UNARMED. No spines, but the branches are quite stiff.

Rosaceae -- Rose Family

More Information:

Arizona Naturalist
Arizona's Ponderosa Woodlands
The Flora of Arizona's Ponderosa Woodlands


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