Details & Attributes
|Native to Arizona
|Full sun, partial shade
|Bees, butterflies, wasps, flies, beetles
In relative feet, width by height
|6 × 4
|Minimum Temperature Range
|Small and narrow, mostly you will see the green stems
|Small seeds with a fluffy crown, conspicuous.
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|Perhaps no other native species is as much maligned as Desert Broom, which is unfortunate, because among other things this species (especially the male plants) is incredible at attracting a huge variety of pollinators. The plants are either male or female, although the difference is not evident except by close inspection when they are flowering. What's more, this plant is an effective colonizer of disturbed soils, and has been used to revegitate old mine sites. If you'd like to take advantage of the evergreen nature, drought tolerance, and pollinator value of this plant without worrying about it reseeding, male cuttings or sterile cultivars are available in the nursery trade.