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Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus
green rabbit-brush

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the northern Great Plains.

Habitat: Sagebrush desert to ponderosa pine forest openings.

Flowers: July-September

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bumblebees, bees, butterflies, wasps


Low, bushy shrubs to 1 m. tall, with brown bark and brittle, glabrous twigs.


Leaves 1-6 cm. long and 0.5-10 mm. wide, alternate, green, twisted and sticky.


Heads in compact, rounded clusters; flowers rayless, yellow, usually 5 in a head, the corollas 5-7 mm. long; involucre 5-8 mm. high, the bracts inbricated, about 15; pappus of numerous capillary bristles.

Accepted Name:
Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus (Hook.) Nutt.
Publication: Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. 7: 324. 1840.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus information.

E-Flora BC: Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus photos.

USDA Plants: Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus information.

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