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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. Several erect stems arise from the base with slender flexible branches to create a rounded form. Stunning bloom of dense masses of golden clusters.
Height: 5 feet     Width: 6 feet


Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland
Elevation: 3000 - 9000 feet

Similar Species: Chrysothamnus parryi

Flower Characteristics

Color: Yellow   Shape: Other in clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Jul - Oct
Description: Feathery and slender to 1/4 inch wide by 1/2 inch long in terminal cluster.

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Gray-green or blue-green   Type: Compound   Shape: Narrow   Margin: Smooth   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: Top and bottom of leaves
Description: Linear and very narrow 1/16 inch to 2-1/2 inches long with soft matted hairs along stem. Leaves 1 to 3 nerved. (One or more principal veins.)
Spines: N

Fruit Characteristics

Color: Other   Type: Other   Description: Hairy, one-seeded achenes terminated by persistent whitish tufts of pappus, feathery.

Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Gray-brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Trunk gray-brown with small cracks, fibrous and somewhat shreddy. Branches covered with felt-like tomentum, permeated by a resinous gum, varies in color from green, yellow-green, gray-green, to white.

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