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

Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:

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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

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: 8

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Relative Density



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

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

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