Taxon  Report   6951 
Purshia tridentata  (Pursh) DC.
Antelope bitterbrush,  Antelope bush, Bitterbrush
Purshia tridentata
© 2003 Michael Charters
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Purshia tridentata
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Purshia tridentata
© 1987 Gary A. Monroe
Purshia tridentata, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Purshia tridentata
© 2005 Steve Matson
Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Northern Juniper Woodland, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest
Habitat: slopes [Walker]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 28, 2016).

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