Chrysothamnus paniculatus Chrysothamnus paniculatus Chrysothamnus paniculatus
Common Name Black-banded Rabbitbrush
Latin Name Chrysothamnus paniculatus
Native Habitat 1,300 to 5,200 feet in southern California creosote brush scrub
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam with low organic content, well drained
Water None
Height X Width 3 feet 2 feet, maximum 5 foot X 6 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green, evergreen
Garden Suitability Thornless
Ornamental Value Small yellow flowers in summer
Nature Value Butterflies and bees use flowers, important erosion preventer
Native American Uses Roots chewed as gum, medicinal
Links  
    Data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/chrpan/all.html
    Images and data http://www.mojavenp.org/Chrysothamnus_paniculatus.htm
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=2089
    Nursery and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Chrysothamnus+paniculatus
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