Search Field Guide
Advanced Search
MT Gov Logo
Montana Field Guide

Montana Field Guides

Parry's Rabbitbrush - Ericameria parryi
Other Names:  Chrysothamnus parryi

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S2
(see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:

External Links

State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
See Ericameria parryi var. montana for additional information.
General Description
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

Range Comments
OR to MT south to CA, AZ and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 3

(Click on the following maps and charts to see full sized version) Map Help and Descriptions
Relative Density



(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

Stony, calcareous soil of sparsely-vegetated grasslands; subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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).

  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Williams, P., R. Thorp, L. Richardson, and S. Colla. 2014. Bumble Bees of North America. Princeton, NJ. Princeton University Press.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
    Do you know of a citation we're missing?
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Web Search Engines for Articles on "Parry's Rabbitbrush"
Login Logout
Citation for data on this website:
Parry's Rabbitbrush — Ericameria parryi.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from