Yellow Rabbitbrush

Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus

Yellow Rabbitbrush, Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus, photo © by Mike Plagens

Observed in mixed conifer forest on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA. 11 October 2012.

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FLOWERS: The composite heads each enclose several yellow disc florets. Three to five series of bracts subtend the florets. Flowering begins after the summer rains and well into autumn.

LEAVES: The leaves are linear with varying amount of pubescence between plants and populations of plants.

SHRUB: Woody branches rise to 1+ meter in height and lack the thick coating of whitish pubescence found in similar species.

RANGE: Several similar species of rabbitbrush are distributed through northern Arizona in the drier sites of ponderosa woodland as well as even drier habitats such as piñon-juniper, Mojave Desert and the Painted Desert.

UNARMED. No spines.

Asteraceae -- Sunflower Family

More Information:

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


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