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Psorothamnus emoryi
About Dyebush (Psorothamnus emoryi) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Psorothamnus emoryi, syn. Dalea emoryi, common names dyebush, white dalea, or Emory's indigo bush, is a perennial legume shrub or subshrub common to the desert mesas of the southern part of the U. S. states of Arizona and California, and regions of the Mexican state of Baja California. The Psorothamnus emoryi shrub grows to 3-4 feet (1 m). The leaves are hairy and grayish white, a color helping reflect sunlight. The Psorothamnus emoryi shrub grows to 3-4 feet (1 m). The leaves are hairy and grayish white, a color helping reflect sunlight. It has terminal clusters of purple and white pea-like flower. It flowers from March to June, and persists until the hottest and driest weather prevails near early or midsummer. Uses. The plant is fragrant and oily and has been used for dyes and stains.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

3.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Purple

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 2.6" - 20.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.27" - 2.34", Coldest Month: 38.8" - 61.1", Hottest Month: 67.3" - 89.5", Humidity: 2.37" - 41.02", Elevation: -232" - 5778"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Emory Dalea, Emory Indigobush, Emory's Indigo Bush, Emory's Indigo-bush, White Dalea

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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