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

Ericameria nauseosa (Pall. ex Pursh) G.L. Nesom & Baird
common rabbit-brush
Asteraceae (Aster family)

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SUBTAXA PRESENT IN BC
Ericameria nauseosa var. speciosa

Species Information

General:
Perennial shrub; stems much branched, densely woolly, 0.5-1.3 (2.0) m tall.
Leaves:
Threadlike to linear-lanceolate, 1-7 cm long, 1-4 mm wide, 1-3 nerved, grey- to white-woolly.
Flowers:
Heads discoid, numerous in a compact terminal cluster; involucres 7-13 mm tall; involucral bracts 20-25, strongly graduated, obtuse or abruptly sharp-pointed, mostly linear-lanceolate to lanceolate; more or less woolly; disk flowers usually 5, 8-13 mm long, yellow.
Fruits:
Achenes appressed, short-hairy; pappus whitish, of numerous hairlike bristles.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Currently not available.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Ecology

Ecological Framework for Ericameria nauseosa

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) 184 685 1772
Slope Gradient (%) 0 30 170
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
0 199 360
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
0 2 7
Modal Nutrient Regime
Class
C
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
818
Modal BEC Zone Class
BG
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: BG(429), IDF(191), MS(1), PP(173)

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 nauseosus (Pallas) Britton

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