Chuckwalla's Delight, Sweetbush
Details & Attributes
|Native to Arizona
In relative feet, width by height
|2-3' × 2-4'
|Minimum Temperature Range
|Opposite, toothed, and covered in small rough hairs
|Hairy achenes (dry single seeded fruit)
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|Found in well draining soils in hot deserts throughout much of southern, western, and northwestern Arizona, sweetbush grows into a rounded clump of thin green branches with few to no leaves, and rounded heads of yellow daisy-like flowers. Because of the high pollinator attracting value of this plant it will make a nice addition to a xeric pollinator garden. Planting alongside other species will also help to counteract the somewhat sparse nature of sweetbush. Good companions might include globe mallow (Sphaeralcea spp.), desert honeysuckle (Anisacanthus thurberi), and Goodding's verbena (Glandularia gooddingii).