Rabbitbrush

Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus

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  • Rabbitbrush | Rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus) Photo: Matt Lavin
  • Rabbitbrush | Rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus) Photo: Matt Lavin
  • Rabbitbrush | Rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus) Photo: Matt Lavin
  • Rabbitbrush | Rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus) Photo: Matt Lavin
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Basic Information

Other names

Green Rabbitbush, Yellow Rabbitbrush

Order

Asterales

Family

Asteraceae

Size

1-3 ft

Leaf Color

Green

Leaf Arrangement

Alternate

Leaf Complexity

Simple

Leaf Shape

Oblong

Blooming Season

Summer - Early Fall

Bloom Color

Yellow

Can I eat Rabbitbrush?

A latex obtained from the root of Rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus) can be used as a chewing gum.

Medicinal uses for Rabbitbrush

Native Americans used a poultice made from the plant tips to treat boils and rheumatic joints. Also, mashed leaves were used to treat tooth cavities.

Rabbitbrush Habitat

Rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus) is an extremely variable species. It flourishes in dry open slopes, grasslands, shrublands and open forests.

Rabbitbrush Facts

Rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus) is native from the western United States to Nebraska and is often seen growing along side sagebrush. Rabbitbrush thrives in areas recently disturbed. It establishes itself quickly after fire, flood or rockslide tears through.

Rabbitbrush Distribution



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