Page authors: Don Knoke, David Giblin
Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus
green rabbit-brush
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades in Washington; Washington south to California, east to Montana and New Mexico.

Habitat: Shrub-steppe, dry foothills.

Flowers: July-September

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Low, bushy shrubs to 1 m. tall, with brown bark and brittle, glabrous twigs.


Leaves 1-6 cm. long and 0.5-10 mm. wide, alternate, green, twisted and sticky.


Heads in compact, rounded clusters; flowers rayless, yellow, usually 5 in a head, the corollas 5-7 mm. long; involucre 5-8 mm. high, the bracts inbricated, about 15; pappus of numerous capillary bristles.

Accepted Name:
Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus (Hook.) Nutt.
Publication: Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. 7: 324. 1840.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
ssp. lanceolatus – green rabbit-brush
ssp. viscidiflorus – green rabbit-brush
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus photos.

USDA Plants: Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus information.

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