Larrea tridentata

Creosote bush

  • Height:   3 ft - 5 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   shrub
  • Flower Size:   small, 1/4 - 1 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   spring
  • Flower Color:   yellow
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   desert
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Salt Tolerance:   medium - high
  • Characteristics / Comments:   tolerates range of soils
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   30,600
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Larrea tridentata

Common Name:Creosote bush

Larrea tridentata, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California.

US Distribution:beyond CA but confined to w. North America
Plant Community(s):Creosote Bush Scrub
Habitat:
Family:Zygophyllaceae

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, Placer, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Tulare, Ventura

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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Bloom Months
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