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Ericameria nauseosa

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Shrub
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun
Pollinators Butterflies, bees
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
4-6' × 4-6'
Freeze Tolerant Yes
Flowering Season July-October
Flower Color Yellow
Minimum Temperature Range -40 °F
Leaf Description Thin, typically greyish
Fruit Hairy achenes (dry single seeded fruit)
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Elevation Range 2000-8000 ft.
Description This hardy shrub is found all along eastern and northern Arizona where it thrives in disturbed areas, it is a frequent sight on roadsides, or heavily grazed areas. This plant is highly variable with much debate around just how many varities there are of this species (Flora of North America recognizes 21!). The upshot is that plants purchased from different nurseries or grown from different seed stock could be fairly different from one another, it is best to purchase germplasm from as close to home as possible. This is a good choice for a pollinator hedge where its golden flowers will provide abundant nectar in the fall. Try interplanting with desert honeysuckle (Anisacanthus thurberi), and (Lycium spp.),