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Hymenoclea salsola (Burrobrush)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Hymenoclea salsola

Hymenoclea salsola Torr. & A. Gray

Burrobrush, White Burrobrush, Desert Pearl

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Shape: Linear
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Whitish.


USA: AZ , CA , NV , UT

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:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-08-17
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