Yellow Rabbitbrush

Chrysothammus viscidiflorus

Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus, commonly known as yellow rabbitbrush, sticky rabbitbrush and yellow chamisa, is a great addition to any low desert pollinator garden. Native to the western United States and Canada, this hardy plant is a member of the Asteraceae family and is known for its stunning, golden-yellow blooms that appear in late summer and early fall.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Western United States and Canada
Family: Asteraceae
Size: 2-6 feet tall and wide
Sun: Full
Watering: Water once a week during the growing season, less frequently during the dormant season
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Well-draining, sandy soil
Temperature: Heat tolerant, but sensitive to frost
Disease and Pests:
Uses: 39 bee species rely on these plants. Larval Host for the Sagebrush Checkerspot. Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus is a great source of nectar for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Its seeds also provide a food source for birds and small mammals.
Notes: Keystone species

Photo by Jonathan Frank


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