Rubber Rabbitbrush - Ericameria nauseosa var. graveolens
Ericameria nauseosa var. glabrata, Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. graveolens
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Variety graveolens can be distinguished by others based on the following characters: leaves greater than 1.5 mm wide, 1 to 5 veined; involucre green, nearly glabrous; corolla lobes 0.6–1.5 mm, glabrous; corolla tubes puberulent or glabrous (Urbatsch et al., 2003, Fl. North America, Vol. 20; Lesica 2012).
MT, MB, and ND south to ID, NV, AZ, NM, and TX (Kartesz 2009).
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Priaries and plains in slightly alkaline soils; 200–2000 m (Urbatsch et al. 2003).
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this species or genera where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus bifarius
, Bombus centralis
, Bombus huntii
, and Bombus melanopygus
(Williams et al. 2014).
- Literature Cited AboveLegend: View Online Publication
- Great Plains Flora Association (McGregor, R.L., coordinator, and T.M. Barkley, R.E. Brooks, and E.K. Schofield - eds.). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. Lawrence, KS: Univ. Press Kansas. 1392 pp.
- 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
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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.
- Quire, R.L. 2013. The sagebrush steppe of Montana and southeastern Idaho shows evidence of high native plant diversity, stability, and resistance to the detrimental effects of nonnative plant species. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 124 p.
- Seipel, T.F. 2006. Plant species diversity in the sagebrush steppe of Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 87 p.