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Brickellia desertorum

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About Desert Brickellbush (Brickellia desertorum) Brickellia desertorum is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common names desert brickellbush and desert brickellia. It is native to Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and the southwestern United States (the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts of California, Nevada, and Arizona). Brickellia desertorum is a densely branching shrub with hairy stems growing to 1. 5 metres (4. 9 ft) tall. The small, toothed, oval-shaped leaves are up to 1. 2 centimeters long. The inflorescences at the end of stem branches contain clusters of flower heads, each about a centimeter long and lined with greenish, purplish, or yellowish phyllaries. At the tip of the head are 8 to 12 tubular disc florets.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
4.9 ft (1.5 m)

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
-72' - 7763'

Annual Precip. ?
3.2" - 48.4"

Summer Precip. ?
0.20" - 3.84"

Coldest Month ?
37.5° F - 59.2° F

Hottest Month ?
60.8° F - 88.8° F

Humidity ?
1.87 vpd - 43.28 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Desert Brickellia

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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