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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Helianthemum scoparium Nutt.
Bisbee Peak rushrose, Peak Rush-rose
Cistaceae (Rock-Rose Family)
Synonym(s): Helianthemum aldersonii, Helianthemum scoparium var. aldersonii, Helianthemum scoparium var. vulgare, Helianthemum suffrutescens
USDA Symbol: HESC2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A low, tuft-forming plant with many spreading branches, very narrow leaves that soon drop off, and a yellow flower in each upper leaf axil.
The genus name, from the Greek helios (sun) and anthemon (flower), refers to its flowers, which open only in the sun. Bicknells Rushrose (H. bicknellii), found in eastern Wyoming and South Dakota eastward, has similar flowers but broom-like stems.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: CA Native Distribution:
Northern California south to Baja California. Native Habitat:
Dry sandy flats near coast and inland on rocky slopes and ridges.
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: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff