Purshia tridentata

Antelope 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 - inland - mountain
  • Water Requirements:   low - medium - high
  • Salt Tolerance:   medium - high
  • Characteristics / Comments:   soil/dune stabilization - good for revegetation
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   11,250
  • 3425
  • 3426

Taxon report data from Calflora

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Purshia tridentata

Common Name:Antelope bush

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

US Distribution:beyond CA but confined to w. North America
Plant Community(s):Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Northern Juniper Woodland, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Mono, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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