Apache plume Rosaceae Fallugia paradoxa (D. Don) Endl. ex Torr. Listen to the Latin symbol: FAPA Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Alternate, simple, drought deciduous, 1/ 2 inch long, obovate, 3 to 7 deep rounded lobes, blue-green above and yellow-green beneath.
Flower: Attractive, 5 white petals, 1 to 1 1/2 inches across, yellowish center, rose-like, appearing in spring.
Fruit: Numerous small seeds with long (1 inch) pinkish white feathery plumes, very numerous, appearing in summer.
Twig: Slender, light gray-brown, numerous short tufts of foliage.
Bark: Light gray-brown, irregularly ridged and furrowed, a bit shreddy.
Form: Small multi-stemmed, straggly shrub 3 to 5 feet tall.

Looks like: bitterbrush - Stansbury cliffrose - big sagebrush
leaf flower fruit twig bark form1 map
Additional Range Information:
Fallugia paradoxa is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting Apache plume.
External Links:
USDAFS Additional Silvics
USDA Plants Database
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