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.
Synonyms[1]

Vanclevea Greene

For other species of rabbitbrush see Ericameria and Lorandersonia

Chrysothamnus (common names include rabbitbrush, rabbitbush, and chamisa) are shrubs in the sunflower family.[2][3] 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.[1]

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[4][5]
  1. Chrysothamnus depressus - dwarf rabbitbrush, longflower rabbitbrush - California Nevada Arizona Utah Colorado New Mexico
  2. Chrysothamnus eremobius - pintwater rabbitbrush, remote rabbitbrush - Nevada
  3. Chrysothamnus greenei - Greene's rabbitbrush - California Nevada Arizona Utah Colorado New Mexico Wyoming
  4. Chrysothamnus humilis - Truckee rabbitbrush - California Nevada Oregon Washington Idaho
  5. Chrysothamnus molestus - Arizona rabbitbrush - Arizona
  6. Chrysothamnus scopulorum - Arizona Utah
  7. Chrysothamnus stylosus - Arizona Utah
  8. Chrysothamnus vaseyi - Vasey's rabbitbrush - Arizona Utah New Mexico Colorado Wyoming
  9. Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus - yellow rabbitbrush - British Columbia Washington Oregon California Arizona Nevada Idaho Montana Wyoming Utah Colorado New Mexico South Dakota Nebraska

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