Calflora
Taxon  Report   6952    
Purshia tridentata  (Pursh) DC.  var. glandulosa  (Curran) M. E. Jones
Antelope brush,  Desert bitterbrush
Purshia tridentata var. glandulosa
© 2017 Thomas Egan
Photos from
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Purshia tridentata var. glandulosa
© 2004 James M. Andre
Purshia tridentata var. glandulosa
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Purshia tridentata var. glandulosa, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Purshia tridentata var. glandulosa
© 2012 Steve Matson
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Purshia
Parent: Purshia tridentata
Communities: Chaparral, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Purshia glandulosa

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Purshia glandulosa
More information about  Purshia tridentata var. glandulosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PUGL2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 14, 2018).

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