E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus (Hook.) Nutt.
green rabbit-brush (yellow rabbitbrush)
Asteraceae (Aster family)

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SUBTAXA PRESENT IN BC
Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus var. lanceolatus

Species Information

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General:
Perennial shrub; stems much branched, brittle, minutely to densely appressed-hairy, 10-35 cm tall.
Leaves:
Linear to linear-lanceolate, 2-5 cm long, 2-7 mm wide, 3-5-nerved, glabrous or densely appressed-hairy and sticky.
Flowers:
Heads discoid, numerous in a compact terminal cluster; involucres 5-7 mm tall; involucral bracts about 15, strongly graduated, obtuse or abruptly sharp-pointed, mostly linear-oblong to lanceolate, glabrous, papery; disk flowers usually 5, 4.5-7 mm long, yellow.
Fruits:
Achenes long-hairy; pappus dull to brownish-white.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

USDA Species Characteristics

Flower Colour:
Yellow
Blooming Period:
Spring
Fruit/Seed characteristics:
Colour: Brown
Present from Summer to Fall
Source:  The USDA

Habitat / Range

Dry open slopes, grasslands, shrublands and open forest in the steppe and lower montane zones; frequent in extreme SC BC; S to ND, NM and CA.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Ecology

Ecological Framework for Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

Site Information
Value / Class

Minimum

Average

Maximum

Elevation (metres) 480 585 720
Slope Gradient (%) 9 27 38
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
230 270 310
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
2 3 4
Modal Nutrient Regime
Class
D
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
3
Modal BEC Zone Class
BG
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: BG(3)

Climate

The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus var. molestus S.F. Blake
Ericameria molesta (S.F. Blake) L.C. Anderson

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