Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus (Douglas rabbitbrush)

Small deciduous shrub, 1 to 3 ½ ft. tall, adapted to all soil textures in drainages, flats and on slopes from 2,600 to 11,000 ft. elevation. Aggressive native species that has little forage value but is useful as a pioneer species for revegetating disturbed areas.

native distribution

Map Coming Soon.jpg

INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Asteraceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Multiple Stem

Mature Height: 3 ft.

Bloom Color: Yellow

Fruit/Seed Color: Brown

Bloom Period: Spring

Annual Precipitation: 7-24 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation: 2,600-11,000 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: None

Nitrogen fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 7.0-8.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 732,600

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

None