Adenostoma sparsifolium Torr.
Redshank, Ribbon bush, Ribbonwood
Rosaceae (Rose Family)
USDA Symbol: ADSP
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
Native Distribution: S. CA
Native Habitat: Dry, chaparral slopes & mesas away from the coast and below 6000 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Can be propagated by seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Hard seed coats require scarification. Soak in H2SO4 for 15 minutes or sow seeds in soil in flats and burn pine needles on the soil surface.
Commercially Avail: yes
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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
BibliographyBibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Adenostoma sparsifolium in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Adenostoma sparsifolium in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Adenostoma sparsifolium
MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-02-20
Research By: TWC Staff