Purshia tridentata (Antelope bitterbrush)

Evergreen prostrate to upright shrub from 2 to 15 ft. tall, occurring on medium to well drained soils whose origin was from sedimentary or igneous rock; from near sea level to 10,000 ft. elevation. Found on plains, foothills, mountain slopes and ridges. Moderately palatable to livestock and highly palatable to big game animals, especially in winter.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Rosaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Multiple stem

Mature Height: 15 ft.

Bloom Color: White

Fruit/Seed Color: Brown

Bloom Period: Early spring

Annual Precipitation: 8-20 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation: up to 10,000  ft.

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: None

Nitrogen fixation: Low

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 5.6-8.4


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 17,100

Seeding Rate: 1-3 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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