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Ponderosa Park Area
Wally Anderson
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Plant - summer
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
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Bradshaw Mtns - Tr 52
Sue Smith
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Pinyon Oaks Subdivision
Sue Smith
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Pioneer Park
Sue Smith
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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
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Little Thumb Butte
Marv Mazur
Plant Description

Origin: Native  Similar Species: Fallugia paradoxa, Purshia tridentata
General Description: Evergreen. An evergreen, densely branched shrub or small tree with numerous branches and showy fragrant white to yellowish-white flowers; may reach 25 feet on favorable sites.
Identification notes: A shreddy barked shrub. Leaves alternate, simple, deeply cleft into 3 lobes, glandular, dark green above, white hairs beneath; margins rolled under. Flowers fragrant, solitary on lateral branches. Achene has a feathery persistent style.
Height: To 25 feet     Width: 10 feet


Habitat

Habitat Description: Found on dry rocky slopes, plateaus in grasslands, sagebrush and pinyon-juniper woodlands, and ponderosa pine forests.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 3000 - 8000 feet


Flowers

Color: White to yellowish-white   Shape: Regular, not in clusters    Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Apr - Sep
Description: Flowers are very fragrant and about 1 inch in diameter with 5 rounded white petals, 5 smaller, pointed green sepals and a bushy cluster of numerous yellow stamens topped by yellow anthers.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Dark green   Type: Simple   Shape: Triangular   Margin: Lobed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: Bottom of leaves
Description: Leaves are up to 1 inch long, dark green above with white woolly hairs beneath, leathery, glandular-dotted, wedge-shaped, and divided into 3 to 5 narrow lobes, with edges rolled under.


Fruit

Color: Brown to whitish    Type: Feathery   Description: Fruit is a hairy 1/4 inch long achene, with 4 to 10 seeds; each seed is attached to a 2-inch long silvery, feathery plume-like tail.


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Reddish-brown, gray   Bark Texture (Mature): Shreddy or peeling   Bark and Branch Description: Twigs reddish-brown, glandular. Bark reddish-brown to gray, shreddy.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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