Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus subsp. viscidiflorus (Hook.) Nutt.
Asteraceae (Aster family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants


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Distribution of Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus subsp. viscidiflorus
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Species Information

Perennial shrub; stems much branched, brittle, minutely to densely appressed-hairy, 10-35 cm tall.
Linear to linear-lanceolate, 2-5 cm long, 2-7 mm wide, 3-5-nerved, glabrous or densely appressed-hairy and sticky.
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.
Achenes long-hairy; pappus dull to brownish-white.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat and 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.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia