Biology:Ericameria laricifolia

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Short description: Species of flowering plant

Ericameria laricifolia
Ericameria laricifolia 5.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Ericameria
E. laricifolia
Binomial name
Ericameria laricifolia
(A.Gray) Shinners
  • Aster laricifolius (A.Gray) Kuntze 1891 not(Hook.f.) F.Muell. 1865
  • Aster laricifolia (A.Gray) Kuntze 1891 not(Hook.f.) F.Muell. 1865[1]
  • Bigelowia nelsonii Fernald
  • Chrysocoma laricifolia (A.Gray) Greene
  • Chrysoma laricifolia (A.Gray) Greene
  • Ericameria nelsonii (Fernald) S.F.Blake
  • Haplopappus laricifolius A.Gray
  • Aplopappus laricifolius A.Gray[2][3]

Ericameria laricifolia is a North American species of flowering shrub in the family Asteraceae known by the common name turpentine bush, or turpentine-brush. It is native to the southwestern United States (Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas , southwestern Utah, southern Nevada, southeastern California ) and northern Mexico (Chihuahua).[5][6]

Ericameria laricifolia grows in desert scrub and woodlands. It is a shrub reaching 50–100 cm (20-40 inches) in height, is generally hairless, somewhat glandular, and aromatic. It sometimes has naked stems at the base but the upper branches are densely foliated in needlelike, pointed leaves one to three centimeters (0.4-1.2 inches) long. The many erect branches bear inflorescences of bright golden yellow flower heads, each with up to 16 long disc florets and as many as 6 ray florets.[7]


External links

Wikidata ☰ Q5387977 entry