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Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. mohavensis

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Species Name: Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. mohavensis
Common Name: Mojave Rubber Rabbitbrush

Outstanding drought-tolerant shrub for a sunny, well-draining spot in the garden. Puts on a beautiful show of yellow flowers in the fall. Attracts butterflies.

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 sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: September - October
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?:
Distribution: Outer South Coast Range, Transverse Range, Mojave Desert
Natural Habitat: Dy scrub, deserts 1200' - 7000'

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