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Ericameria albida
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White-flowered Rabbitbrush
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Ericameria albida

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About White-flowered Rabbitbrush (Ericameria albida) Ericameria albida is a North American species of flowering shrub in the daisy family known by the common name white flowered rabbitbrush. It is native to desert regions in the western United States mostly in the Great Basin (Utah, Nevada, and eastern California (Inyo, Mono, and San Bernardino Counties; one report of it in Lassen County is from an urban area). Ericameria albida grows in dry, alkaline plains in desert regions. It is a shrub sometimes reaching a height of 150 cm (5 feet). Leaves are thin and thread-like, up to 35 mm (1. 4 inches) long. The tips of its erect branches hold dense inflorescences of tiny flower heads with creamy white disci florets but no ray florets.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
4.9 ft (1.5 m)

Flower Color
White, Cream

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
1129' - 6765'

Annual Precip. ?
3.1" - 33.0"

Summer Precip. ?
0.20" - 1.72"

Coldest Month ?
34.2° F - 54.8° F

Hottest Month ?
63.0° F - 85.6° F

Humidity ?
2.75 vpd - 42.41 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
White Flowered Rabbitbrush

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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