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Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Chrysothamnus
For other species of rabbitbrush see Ericameria and Lorandersonia

Chrysothamnus (common names include rabbitbrush, rabbitbush, and chamisa) are shrubs in the sunflower family.[1][2] The native distribution is in the arid western United States, Canada, and northern Mexico. It is known for its bright white or yellow flowers in late summer.[3]

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]

  1. Chrysothamnus baileyi - New Mexico, Nuevo León
  2. Chrysothamnus depressus - dwarf rabbitbrush, longflower rabbitbrush - CA NV AZ UT CO NM
  3. Chrysothamnus eremobius - pintwater rabbitbrush, remote rabbitbrush - Nevada
  4. Chrysothamnus greenei - Greene's rabbitbrush - CA NV AZ UT CO NM WY
  5. Chrysothamnus humilis - Truckee rabbitbrush - CA NV OR WA ID
  6. Chrysothamnus molestus - Arizona rabbitbrush - Arizona
  7. Chrysothamnus oreophilus - Wyoming
  8. Chrysothamnus parryi - UT CO NV WY
  9. Chrysothamnus scopulorum - AZ UT
  10. Chrysothamnus stylosus - AZ UT
  11. Chrysothamnus vaseyi - Vasey's rabbitbrush - AZ UT NM CO WY
  12. Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus - yellow rabbitbrush - BC WA OR CA AZ NV ID MT WY UT CO NM SD NE


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