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

Ericameria nauseosa var. speciosa
common rabbit-bush
Asteraceae (Aster family)

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Species Information

Perennial shrub; stems much branched, densely woolly, 0.5-1.3 (2.0) m tall.
Threadlike to linear-lanceolate, 1-7 cm long, 1-4 mm wide, 1-3 nerved, grey- to white-woolly.
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.
Achenes appressed, short-hairy; pappus whitish, of numerous hairlike bristles.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

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Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


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.

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