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Rubber Rabbitbrush - Ericameria nauseosa var. oreophila
Other Names:  Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. consimilis

Native Species

Global Rank: G5T4T5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
See species description.

Diagnostic Characteristics
Variety oreophila can be distinguised from the others by the following characters: leafs less than 1.3 mm wide, 1-veined; involucre 6-10 mm long, greenish; corolla tube 6-9 mm long, glabrous (Urbatsch et al., 2003, Fl. North America, Vol. 20; Lesica 2012).

Range Comments
OR, ID, MT south to CA, AZ, NM, and NE (Kartesz 2009).

Habitat
Alkaline valleys and plains; 1200–3000 m (Urbatsch et al. 2003).

References
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    • Husby, P.O. 1982. Effects of grazing on vegetation in the Artemisia tridentata-Festuca idahoensis habitat type. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 76 p.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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