Details & Attributes
|Native to Arizona
|Full sun, partial shade
|Bees, butterflies, wasps, flies, beetles
In relative feet, width by height
|6-8' × 4-6'+
|Minimum Temperature Range
|Lance shaped, resembling willow leaves, covered in glands which can attract insects.
|Small seeds with a fluffy crown, conspicuous.
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|The first thing to note about this species is that it is a fairly high water user, so it is most appropriate for gardens with ample moisture in the form of greywater, irrigated basins, outdoor showers etc. However, if an appropriate space is available than this is an excellent pollinator attractor, bringing in butterflies, bees, and even wasps, and flies. Plants will form a patch up to 6 or so feet high, and may make a good informal screen for an outdoor shower similar to bamboo. The fluffy seeds which follow blooms can germinate and grow in moist areas and may volunteer in a garden.