Helianthemum scoparium Nutt.
Bisbee Peak Rushrose, Peak Rush-rose
Cistaceae (Rock-Rose Family)
Synonym(s): Helianthemum aldersonii, Helianthemum scoparium var. aldersonii, Helianthemum scoparium var. vulgare, Helianthemum suffrutescens
USDA Symbol: HESC2
A low, tuft-forming plant with many spreading branches, very narrow leaves that soon drop off, and a yellow flower in each upper leaf axil.
The genus name, from the Greek helios (sun) and anthemon (flower), refers to its flowers, which open only in the sun. Bicknells Rushrose (H. bicknellii), found in eastern Wyoming and South Dakota eastward, has similar flowers but broom-like stems.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Native Distribution: Northern California south to Baja California.
Native Habitat: Dry sandy flats near coast and inland on rocky slopes and ridges.
Find Seed or Plants
Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Helianthemum scoparium in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Helianthemum scoparium in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Helianthemum scoparium
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff