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Chrysothamnus molestus

Chrysothamnus molestus (S.F. Blake) L.C. Anderson

Arizona Rabbitbrush

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus var. molestus, Ericameria molesta

USDA Symbol: CHMO2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches 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: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: No ray florets present, only disc florets.



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


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

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