Rabbitbush, Rubber - Ericameria nauseosa var. bigelovii

Family: Aster - (Asteraceae) Native


On trail after Visitor Center (N35D33'03.528 X W105D41'11.177) and on trail before bridge #16

Flowers first observed: 9/22/17

The Plant

The Flowers


"Dry slopes and mesas; 1300-2200 m; Ariz., Colo., N.Mex., Utah." (SEINet)


"Plants 15-120 cm. Stems whitish, nearly leafless at flowering, loosely tomentose. Leaves mostly grayish white; blades 1-nerved, filiform, 15-30 × 0.5-1 mm, faces tomentulose. Involucres 10.5-12.5 mm. Phyllaries 14-18(-25), apices erect, acute to acuminate, abaxial faces tomentulose. Corollas 9-11 mm, tubes glabrous or puberulent, lobes 0.8-1.5 mm, glabrous; style appendages longer than stigmatic portions. Cypselae glabrous; pappi 7.2-11 mm. 2n = 18. Flowering late summer-fall." (SEINet)

Ethnobotanical Uses

None Specifically Found

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