COLORADO WESTERN TIER WILDFLOWERS

Jim Fuchs

Plant Spreadsheet

Yellow     Red     White     Greenish     Blue-Purple

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Chrysothamnus (Asteraceae)

For rabbitbrushes with tomentose leaves see the genus Ericameria.

Chrysothamnus depressus

Involucre to 15 mm long. Bracts in vertical ranks.

depressus

Chrysothamnus depressus

depressus

Chrysothamnus depressus

depressus

Chrysothamnus depressus

depressus

Chrysothamnus depressus

depressus

Chrysothamnus depressus

depressus

Chrysothamnus depressus

Chrysothamnus greenei

Involucre to 8 mm long and bracts number 15-20. Corolla 4-7 mm long. Bracts acuminate with setulose tips. Leaves to 1 mm wide.

greenei

Chrysothamnus greenei

greenei

Chrysothamnus greenei

greenei

Chrysothamnus greenei

greenei

Chrysothamnus greenei

greenei

Chrysothamnus greenei

greenei

Chrysothamnus greenei

greenei

Chrysothamnus greenei

greenei

Chrysothamnus greenei

greenei

Larger heads than Gutierrezia sarothrae

greenei

Chrysothamnus greenei

Chrysothamnus linifolius

Involucre to 8 mm long and bracts number 15-20. Corolla 4-7 mm long. Leaves lanceolate to 8 mm wide. Plant height 0.5 - 3.5 meters. Often found along drainageways.

linifolius

Chrysothamnus linifolius

linifolius

Chrysothamnus linifolius

linifolius

Bracts strongly vertically arranged

linifolius

Chrysothamnus linifolius

linifolius

Chrysothamnus linifolius

linifolius

Chrysothamnus linifolius

linifolius

Chrysothamnus linifolius

linifolius

Chrysothamnus linifolius

Chrysothamnus vaseyi

Involucre to 8 mm long.

vaseyi

Chrysothamnus vaseyi

vaseyi

Vegetatively it can look similar to C. depressus but the flower length is very different.

vaseyi

Chrysothamnus vaseyi

Chrysothamnus vicidifloris

Involucre to 8 mm long and number 15-20. Corolla 4-7 mm long. Bracts (obtuse or acute) without setulose tip. Tip may be greenish. Leaves linear oblong to lanceolate. Leaves 1-10 mm wide with 1-5 nerves (more prominent than C. linifolius). Leaves may be twisted. Plant height to 0.5 meters.

vicidifloris

Chrysothamnus vicidifloris

vicidifloris

Bracts strongly vertically arranged

vicidifloris

Chrysothamnus vicidifloris

vicidifloris

Chrysothamnus vicidifloris

vicidifloris

Chrysothamnus vicidifloris

vicidifloris

Chrysothamnus vicidifloris

vicidifloris

C. greenei left; C. vicidifloris right.

vicidifloris

C. vicidifloris left; C. linifolius right