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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Ericameria nauseosa (Pallas ex Pursh) Nesom & Baird
Rubber rabbitbrush, Gray Rabbitbrush
Synonyms: Chrysothamnus nauseosus
USDA Symbol: ERNA10
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
AZ , CA , CO , ID , KS , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , NY , OK , OR , SD , TX , UT , WA , 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. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
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
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Record Modified: 2009-04-23
Research By: TWC Staff