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Rubber Rabbitbrush - Ericameria nauseosa var. graveolens
Other Names:  Ericameria nauseosa var. glabrata, Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. graveolens

Native Species

Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
See species description.

Diagnostic Characteristics
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).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
MT, MB, and ND south to ID, NV, AZ, NM, and TX (Kartesz 2009).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 9

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Habitat
Priaries and plains in slightly alkaline soils; 200–2000 m (Urbatsch et al. 2003).

Ecology
POLLINATORS
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).

References
  • 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.
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