Purshia glandulosa Purshia glandulosa Purshia glandulosa
Common Name Desert Bitterbrush, Antelope Brush
Latin Name Purshia glandulosa
Native Habitat Southwest mountains and desert from 10,000 to 500 feet
Soil Dry to moist, decomposed granite, clay loam, limestone, low to some organic content, well drained, will grow in grass
Water Once per month in hot dry weather
Height X Width 5 feet X 6 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green evergreen
Garden Suitability Butterfly
Ornamental Value 1" yellow rose-like flowers in spring
Nature Value Attracts butterflies, important browse, especially for deer
Native American Uses Used to make dye
    Data: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/purgla/all.html
    Data: http://www.plant-supplies.com/plants/purshiaglandulosa.htm
    Data: http://www.gardenguides.com/plants/plant.asp?symbol=PUGL2
    Images and data: http://www.graniteseed.com/seeds/seed.php/Purshia_glandulosa
    Images, nursery, and data: http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/549.htm
    Distribution map: http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=6952