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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Ericameria nauseosa (Pall. ex Pursh) G.L. Nesom & Baird
Rubber rabbitbrush, Gray Rabbitbrush
USDA Symbol: ERNA10
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
A shrub with erect, slender, flexible branches covered with dense, felt-like, matted hairs (often overlooked until one scrapes the surface lightly), very narrow leaves, and small yellow heads in dense clusters at ends of stems.
Gray Rabbitbrush is a common and variable species in a genus found mainly in western North America. Some plants are light green, others have silvery hairs. Navajo people obtained a yellow dye from the flower heads.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
, WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
From western Canada to California, Texas, and northern Mexico. Native Habitat:
Dry open places with sagebrush, or grassland or open woodland.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2009-04-23
Research By: TWC Staff