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Chrysothamnus linifolius

Chrysothamnus linifolius Greene

Spearleaf Rabbitbrush, Narrowleaf Goldenbush

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus ssp. linifolius, Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus var. linifolius, Ericameria linifolia, Lorandersonia linifolia

USDA Symbol: CHLI3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: No ray florets present, only disc florets.


USA: AZ , CO , MT , NM , UT , WY

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-12-11
Research By: CBR

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