Rubber Rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa)

Large fluffy yellow shrub


Several rabbitbrush species live on the Colorado Plateau, belonging to either Ericameria or Chrysothamnus genera. They all tend to be big fluffy, yellow-flowered shrubs. E. nauseosa is the biggest and can form spectacular colonies, blooming in late summer and into autumn. It is a source of natural rubber.

Last updated: September 3, 2023

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