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Bebbia juncea (Sweetbush)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Bebbia juncea

Bebbia juncea (Benth.) Greene


Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Rounded, intricately branched shrub, often rough-hairy.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall, often much shorter.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul


USA: AZ , CA , NM , NV , TX , UT
Native Distribution: California west to Utah and Texas.
Native Habitat: Low-elevation rocky hillsides, scrub, gravels along washes, canyons.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Bebbia juncea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Bebbia juncea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Bebbia juncea


Record Modified: 2022-12-22
Research By: TWC Staff

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