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Chrysothamnus nauseosus

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Species Name: Chrysothamnus nauseosus
Common Name: Rubber Rabbitbrush

Outstanding drought tolerant shrub! Superior floral display of bright yellow flowers in late summer and fall. Absolutely necessary for any butterfly garden.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2-4' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Upright, open shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer/Fall
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Northwest, Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada, South Coast Range, Transverse Range, Peninsular Range, Great Basin, Mojave Desert, Baja
Natural Habitat: Diverse habitat, Elevation: 150-11,000'

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