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Brickellia longifolia

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About Longleaf Brickellbush (Brickellia longifolia) Brickellia longifolia (longleaf brickellbush) is a shrub in the (sunflower family). It is found in the Colorado Plateau and Canyonlands region of the southwestern United States, in Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and western Colorado. :139Some authors consider the closely related Mojave Desert plants as a variety of B. longifolia but others recognize it as a distinct species, B. multiflora. Growth pattern. Brickellia longifolia is a densely branched shrub from 3 to 6 feet (0. 91 to 1. 83 m) tall. :139Leaves and stems. Narrow, stalkless leaves are 3-8 to 4 3-4 inches (0. 95 to 12. 07 cm) long and taper to a point. :139Inflorescence and fruit. Brickellia longifolia blooms from June to September. :139 Small green flowers are in clusters of 3-5 per head, with only disk flowers, and many clusters on a stalk that is elongated from the top of each branch. :139Habitat and range. It can be found in moist areas near seeps and riparian areas] in Southern Utah, with occurrences from California to Arizona. :139
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
3 - 6 ft (0.9 - 1.8 m)

Flower Color
Green, Cream

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
347' - 7357'

Annual Precip. ?
3.4" - 18.9"

Summer Precip. ?
0.21" - 2.91"

Coldest Month ?
31.6° F - 53.3° F

Hottest Month ?
56.4° F - 84.6° F

Humidity ?
2.27 vpd - 40.20 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

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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