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Fendlerella utahensis

Fendlerella utahensis (S. Watson) A. Heller

Utah Fendler-bush, Utah Fendlerbush, Yerba Desierto

Hydrangeaceae (Hydrangea family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 40 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: White to yellowish.


USA: AZ , CA , CO , NM , NV , TX , UT
Native Habitat: Cracks and crevices, usually in limestone, sometimes sandstone, outcrops, sandy soils of mixed desert scrub, pine communities.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-11-02
Research By: CBR

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