Parry's Rabbitbrush - Ericameria parryi
(see State Rank Reason below)
MNPS Threat Rank
State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
See Ericameria parryi var. montana for additional information.
Stems prostrate to ascending, 10–20 cm; twigs white-tomentose. Leaves linear to linear-oblanceolate, 1–3 cm long, glabrous, resinous; fascicles in lower axils. Inflorescence cymiform with 1 to 5 heads. Involucres obconic, 10–15 mm high; phyllaries imbricate, lanceolate, whitish, outer ciliate with green tips. Rays absent. Disk flowers 5 to 12; corolla 9–10 mm long. Achenes ellipsoid, ca. 8 mm long, pubescent (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Our plants are variety montana
(L.C.Anderson) G.L. Nesom & G.I. Baird
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus bifarius
, Bombus centralis
, Bombus huntii
, and Bombus melanopygus
(Williams et al. 2014).