Antelope Bitterbrush or Stansbury Cliffrose: Rosaceae (Rose Family)  Purshia tridentata
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Photo Details
1.  Flower  2.  turning to seed, 3. turning to seed,  4. plumes, 5. leaves,  6.  plant  October 31, 2004 , Goshen Canyon,  Utah County, Utah -  © Nicky Davis

syn. Stansbury Cliffrose, Cowania stansburiana== Purshia tridenta
Five petaled, rose-like,1 to 2 inch cream flowers with many stamen. Leaves are 3 lobed, about 6 to 15 foot tall tree/shrub. 
Large single fruits with 1 to 2 inch long feathery plumes. This plant was aromatic and a bit sticky.

Host Plant  for the Desert Elfin - Callophrys Fotis == Incisalia fotis butterfly
Behr's Hairstreak - Satyrium behri crossii
For photos click  Desert Elfin Butterfly,  Callophrys fotis==Incisalia fotis
Behr's Hairstreak, Satyrium behri crossii


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