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Tetradymia spinosa

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Species Name: Tetradymia spinosa
Common Name: Spiny horsebrush

Spiny grey-green stalks with yellow flowers. Attractive hairy seed pods.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3'h x 3'w
Growth Habit: Open
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun
Soil Preference:
Water Requirements:
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring and Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Southern Modoc Plateau, Northeastern Sierra Nevada (also in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Northern New Mexico)
Natural Habitat: Saltbrush scrub from 2,600-7,600'

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