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Attractive Brickellbush

Brickellia atractyloides

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Pollinators Bees, butterflies
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
1-2' × 1-2'
Freeze Tolerant Yes
Flowering Season March-September
Flower Color White or yellow
Minimum Temperature Range 5-15 f
Leaf Description Typically alternate, triangle shaped with serrated margins.
Fruit Bristly achenes (one seeded fruit)
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Elevation Range 3000-7000 ft.
Description Brickellia species are fairly common, and often overlooked members of the Arizona flora, but many of them would make good inclusions in pollinator gardens, particularly attractive Brickellia atractyloides. This is a diminutive subshrub bearing triangle shaped leaves with serrated margins and narrow flower heads that are white or yellow. This plant will attract bees and butterflies, and is quite xeric. This plant has a fairly broad elevational range and occurs in many locations across the state so it is suitable fora variety of garden situations.