Palmer's goldenbush Asteraceae Ericameria palmeri (A. Gray) H.M. Hall Listen to the Latin symbol: ERPA15 Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Simple, alternate, evergreen, narrow, 1/2 to 3/4 inch long, edges may be have a few small teeth, gray-green to green.
Flower: Species is monoecious; bright yellow flowers, 1/4 inch across appearing in leaf axils along the stem.
Fruit: Tufted, fluffy achenes (dandelion like) with angled or ribbed sides, light brown, dried flower parts are persistent after seeds have dispersed.
Twig: Young twigs are slender, round, light green in color; later turning a light brown.
Bark: Reddish brown to gray-brown, developing darker scaly ridges.
Form: Short, dense shrub reaching up to 3 feet in height and often much wider, typically with many dead older twigs.

Looks like: turpentine bush - narrowleaf goldenbush - gray rabbitbrush - yellow rabbitbrush
leaf fruit twig bark form1 map
Additional Range Information:
Ericameria palmeri is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting Palmer's goldenbush.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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