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Picrothamnus desertorum Nutt.
Bud sagebrush, Budsage
Synonym(s): Artemisia spinescens
USDA Symbol: PIDE4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Low shrub; old branches thorny.
This spring-flowering shrub is quite drought-resistant. It serves as forage for a wide variety of animals, including Pronghorns, jackrabbits, and a partridge-like ground bird called the Chukar.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Subshrub Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr
, WY Native Distribution:
Montana south to New Mexico and west to California and southern Oregon. Native Habitat:
Dry silty, clay, or gravelly flats, slopes in mixed desert shrub
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff