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

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 scopulorumArizona Utah
  7. Chrysothamnus stylosusArizona 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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