Chrysothamnus

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Chrysothamnus
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Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Chrysothamnus
Nutt.
Species

See text.

For other species of rabbitbrush see Ericameria and Lorandersonia

Chrysothamnus (common names include rabbitbrush, rabbitbush, and chamisa) is a member of the plant family Asteraceae. The native distribution is in the arid western United States and northern Mexico. It is known for its bright white or yellow flowers in late summer.[citation needed]

Chrysothamnus species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Coleophora linosyridella, Coleophora viscidiflorella (which have both been recorded on C. viscidiflorus) and Schinia walsinghami.[citation needed]

Species include:

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