Plant - fall
Commerce Dr, Prescott
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Plant - fall
Commerce Dr, Prescott
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Commerce Dr, Prescott
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Commerce Dr, Prescott
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Evergreen. A vertical, evergreen but drought deciduous, densely-branched shrub. Fast growing and provides erosion control, plants are either male or female.
Height: 10 feet     Width: 5 feet


Habitat

Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Riparian
Elevation: 1000 - 5500 feet


Flower Characteristics

Color: White   Shape: Daisy or Dandelion-like in clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Sep - Feb
Description: Small, white, inconspicuous 1/4 to 3/8 inch flower heads with terminal clusters. Male flowers have a cream color.


Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green   Type: Simple   Shape: Narrow   Margin: Smooth   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: N
Description: Linear leaves 3/4 to 1-1/2 inches long by 1/8 inch wide and brighter green than most foliage. Leaves are sticky.
Spines: N


Fruit Characteristics

Color: White   Type: Feathery   Description: A small achene tipped with long feathery white bristles, often in great abundance, giving plant a silvery/creamy look.


Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Gray-brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Ridged and furrowed.

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