Plot #21


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Plot Information

Above bus stop.

Updated August 08, 2017 23:08
Featured Plant gray rabbitbrush
Latitude 44.04252
Longitude 121.33179
Elevation 3684.0 ft.
Area 4041.0 sq. ft.
Aspect east, northeast
Origin combination seed and nursery plants
Inoculated? Yes
Initial planting date Fall 2016
Initial succession primary

Featured Plant: gray rabbitbrush


Photo of gray rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa)

Ericameria nauseosa

Medium sized shrub, 1 to 8 feet tall, with gray stems, pale green leaves and bright yellow flowers. Has a deep tap root. It is am important food source for mule deer during the winter as it is high in protein and nutrients. Native Americans have used its branches, leaves and flowers for baskets, cough medicine and chewing gum. It is currently a source of rubber used in many applications.

Habitat Type Tolerance Invasive?
Grows well in rocky, drought or disturbed areas. Its deep tap root and heavy litter help replenish soil. Shade intolerant No