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Nevada Broomsage
Lepidospartum latisquamum
About Nevada Broomsage (Lepidospartum latisquamum) Nurseries Show All Photos Lepidospartum latisquamum is a species of flowering shrub in the daisy family known by the common name Nevada broomsage. It is native to the southwestern United States from California to Utah, where it grows in woodland and scrub. This is a broomlike shrub growing ribbed stems upright to form a narrow, erect profile. The ridges of the stem are hairless, while the grooves between them are coated in grayish woolly hairs. The leaves are needlelike to thready, 2 to 3 centimeters long and mostly hairless. The inflorescence is a loose cluster of 3 to 5 flower heads. Each head has a nearly cylindrical base of flat, wide phyllaries. It is discoid, containing about five yellow disc florets and no ray florets. The fruit is a hairy, ridged achene with a pappus of long bristles.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
-47' - 9332'

Annual Precip. ?
3.0" - 26.2"

Summer Precip. ?
0.32" - 3.21"

Coldest Month ?
27.5° F - 58.4° F

Hottest Month ?
50.9° F - 88.8° F

Humidity ?
2.65 vpd - 39.30 vpd

Butterflies ?

Schinia velaris Image
Schinia velarisSchinia velaris

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Nevada Scalebroom

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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