Taxon  Report   3979 
Gutierrezia sarothrae  (Pursh) Britton & Rusby
Broom snakeweed,  Common snakeweed, Matchweed
Gutierrezia sarothrae
© 2005 Steven Perkins
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Gutierrezia sarothrae
© 2004 James M. Andre
Gutierrezia sarothrae
© 2011 James M. Andre
Gutierrezia sarothrae, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Gutierrezia sarothrae
© 2007 Steve Matson
Genus: Gutierrezia
Shadscale Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Gutierrezia diversifolia
PLANTS: Xanthocephalum sarothrae
PLANTS: Xanthocephalum sarothrae var. pomariense
PLANTS: Solidago sarothrae
PLANTS: Gutierrezia tenuis
PLANTS: Gutierrezia sarothrae var. pomariensis
PLANTS: Gutierrezia pomariensis
PLANTS: Gutierrezia longipappa
PLANTS: Gutierrezia linoides
PLANTS: Gutierrezia linearis
PLANTS: Gutierrezia linearifolia
PLANTS: Gutierrezia lepidota
PLANTS: Xanthocephalum tenue
More information about  Gutierrezia sarothrae
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jun 20, 2018).

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