Greasewood is a common name shared by several plants:
- Adenostoma fasciculatum is a plant with white flowers that is native to Oregon, Nevada, California, and northern Baja California. This shrub is one of the most widespread plants of the chaparral biome.
- Baccharis sarothroides is a shrub with tiny green blooms native to the Sonoran Desert of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States, commonly found in gravelly dry soils and disturbed areas.
- Glossopetalon spinescens is a species of shrub known by the common names spiny greasewood and Nevada greasewood. The shrub is native to the western United States and northern Mexico, where it grows in mountainous habitats, often on limestone substrates. It has small white-petalled flowers in the leaf axils.
- Larrea tridentata is a prominent species in the Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan Deserts. Its flowers are up to 25 millimetres (0.98 in) in diameter, with five yellow petals.
- Sarcobatus vermiculatus is a green-leaved shrub found from southeastern British Columbia and southwest Alberta, Canada south through the drier regions of the United States (east to North Dakota and west Texas, west to central Washington and eastern California) to northern Mexico (Coahuila). It is a halophyte, usually found in sunny, flat areas around the margins of playas.
Flowers of Adenostoma fasciculatum
Close up of dried flowers of Baccharis sarothroides
Flowers of Glossopetalon spinescens
Flowers of Larrea tridentata
Cone-like structures containing the female flowers of Sarcobatus vermiculatus
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