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Sticky-leaf Rabbitbrush - Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus ssp. viscidiflorus

Native Species

Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Shrubs. Stems spreading to erect, 10–50 cm, glabrous to puberulent; twigs brittle, white; bark gray. Leaves alternate, entire, linear, usually somewhat twisted, glabrous to puberulent, resinous, 1–4 cm long with 3 to 5 veins. Inflorescence tight-corymbiform with several heads on short peduncles. Heads discoid; involucres obconic, 4–9 mm high; phyllaries imbricate in 3 to 5 series, narrowly lanceolate, white to greenish; receptacle convex, glabrous. Disk flowers 4 to 8, perfect, yellow; corolla 4–7 mm long, tube shorter than throat; style branches linear. Pappus barbellate, capillary bristles. Achenes obconic, 2–4 mm long, 5-angled, pubescent (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Montana also has subspecies lanceolatus (Nutt.) H.M.Hall & Clem.

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

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References
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    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Lonner, T.N. 1972. Age distributions and some age relationships of key browse plants on big game ranges in Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 79 p.
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