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Parish's Rabbitbrush
Ericameria parishii

About Parish's Rabbitbrush (Ericameria parishii) Ericameria parishii (Parish's rabbitbrush) is a western North American species of flowering plants in the daisy family. The plant is native to southern Southern California in the United States and to the State of Baja California in Mexico. It is found in the San Gabriel Mountains, Verdugo Mountains, eastern Santa Monica Mountains, and San Bernardino Mountains of the Transverse Ranges; and in the Peninsular Ranges. Ericameria parishii is a shrub or small tree up to 12 feet (3. 7 m) tall. It has lance-shaped leaves up to 2 inches (5 cm) long. One plant can produce many small flower heads, each with up to 12 golden yellow disc florets but no ray florets. Varieties: Varieties include: Ericameria parishii var. parishii - northern Baja California; California in the mountains from San Diego County north to eastern Ventura County and southwestern San Bernardino CountyEricameria parishii var. peninsularis (Moran) G. L. Nesom - Peninsular Ranges of northern Baja California state.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
12 ft (3.7 m)

Flower Color

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
429' - 8796'

Annual Precip. ?
4.8" - 45.4"

Summer Precip. ?
0.15" - 2.85"

Coldest Month ?
33.5° F - 59.1° F

Hottest Month ?
57.2° F - 87.7° F

Humidity ?
1.44 vpd - 38.56 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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