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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Evergreen. Shrub, up to 10 feet tall, freely branched and broom-like.
Identification notes: Plants freely branched, broom-like; leaves sparse or absent at flowering; flower heads borne singly at tips of branches in crowded panicle like arrangements; leaves somewhat oval.
Height: 10 feet     Width: 4 to 6 feet


Habitat Description: Found in gravelly or sandy streambeds, dry washes, and grasslands.
Plant Communities: Desert Scrub, Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Riparian
Elevation: 200 - 6000 feet


Color: White   Shape: Daisy or dandelion-like in elongated clusters    Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Jul - Oct
Description: Flowers are borne along ends of stems of lateral branches in crowded panicle-like clusters.


Leaf Color: Green   Type: Simple   Shape: Round or oval   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: N
Description: Smooth leaves are 1 to 1-1/4 inches long and oblanceolate with tapered bases. The margins are irregularly toothed.


Color: Light brown   Type: Capsule   Description: Fruit is cylindric, less than 1/2 inch long, with 5 to 10 ribs.


Bark Color: Green   Bark Texture (Mature): Smooth   Bark and Branch Description: Stems are erect, green, smooth, and often leafless at flowering time.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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