Tetradymia axillaris

Longspine horsebrush

  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft to 3 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
  • Salt Tolerance:   medium
  • 3545
  • 3546

Taxon report data from Calflora

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Tetradymia axillaris

Common Name:Catclaw horsebrush

Tetradymia axillaris, a angiosperm, is a shrub that is native to California.

US Distribution:beyond CA but confined to w. North America
Plant Community(s):Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Mono, Riverside, San Bernardino, Tulare

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

Website references on Google

Bloom Months
(Blooming months in blue)