flower, 2. branches, September 16, 2004, Draper, Salt Lake
Utah - 3. Gone to seed, October 24, 2005, Big Cottonwood
Lake County, Utah - ©Nicky Davis
A Utah native
There are many sub species of this plant.They bloom in late summer and
early fall, with yellow flower heads consisting of disk flowers only.
head has 5 florets. Leaves are very narrow and about 2 inches long.
It is aromatic with an odor reminiscent of pine. Favorite
food of white-tailed and black-tailed jackrabbits. The name means
shrub. Native Americans chewed the bark and wood for a chewing gum and
used it for a tea wash for skin sores. Host plant for
Sagebrush Checkerspot Butterfly.
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