Rubber Rabbitbrush Chrysothamnus nauseosus - Ericameria nauseosus nauseosa nauseosa

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Chrysothamnus nauseosus

Family:

COMPOSITAE

Genus:

Chrysothamnus

Species:

nauseosus

Common Name:

Rubber Rabbitbrush

Seeds Per Pound:
354,120
Quantity:
0.09 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
31
Germination:
40%
Germination Test Type:
estimate
Purity:
50%
Height:
12-90 inches
Collection Locale:
Weed, CA
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4
In Stock: 0.09 lb
Prices
  • Chrysothamnus nauseosus

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
8.95
10 g
79.50
1 oz
169.95
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, lightly mulch the seed bed.
Other: expect germination in 10 days @ 70-85 degrees F, it will take longer if cooler.
In a Nutshell:
* Ericameria nauseosa (formerly Chrysothamnus nauseosus), commonly known as Chamisa, rubber rabbitbrush, and gray rabbitbrush, is a shrub of the genus Ericameria that grows in the arid regions of western North America.
* Ericameria nauseosa is a shrubby, 12- to 90-inch (30–230 cm) perennial, producing pungent-smelling, golden-yellow flowers in late summer and early fall.
* Both the flexible (rubbery) stems and the leaves are greenish-gray with a soft felt-like covering.
* Rabbitbrush, Ericameria nauseosa, has gained popularity as an ornamental xeriscaping shrub in areas where water conservation is important. It thrives in a wide range of coarse, alkaline soils that are common to desert environments.
* Along with associated species, like big sage and western wheat grass, rubber rabbitbrush is a significant source of food for browsing wildlife on winter ranges.
* The Zuni people use the blossoms of the bigelovii variety of the nauseosa subspecies to make a yellow dye. They use the stems to make baskets.
* One possible commercial use of rubber rabbitbrush would be as a source for hypoallergenic rubber for use in products designed for people with latex allergies. more...