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Ericameria teretifolia

About Green (Ericameria teretifolia) Ericameria teretifolia, green rabbitbrush, is a North American species of flowering plants in the daisy family. It is native to southern and eastern California, southern Nevada, and northwestern Arizona in the southwestern United States. Ericameria teretifolia is a shrub up to 150 cm (5 feet) tall. Leaves are thread-shaped and terete (round in cross-section, very gradually tapering; the epithet teretifolia means "with terete leaves"). One plant can produce many small yellow flower heads each with 5-7 disc florets but no ray florets. The plant grows in desert regions, in flat plains, rocky slopes, and canyon walls.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
4.9 ft (1.5 m)

Flower Color

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
82' - 9470'

Annual Precip. ?
2.5" - 21.1"

Summer Precip. ?
0.26" - 3.11"

Coldest Month ?
27.5° F - 59.8° F

Hottest Month ?
50.9° F - 89.5° F

Humidity ?
2.08 vpd - 47.01 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Green Rabbitbrush, Needle-leaf Rabbitbrush, Needleleaf Rabbitbrush, Round-leaf 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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