Taxon  Report   3979    
Gutierrezia sarothrae  (Pursh) Britton & Rusby
Broom snakeweed,  Common snakeweed, Matchweed
Gutierrezia sarothrae
© 2007 Steve Matson
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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, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Gutierrezia sarothrae
© 2005 Steven Perkins
Genus: Gutierrezia
Communities: Shadscale Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Gutierrezia diversifolia
PLANTS: Xanthocephalum sarothrae
PLANTS: Xanthocephalum sarothrae var. pomariense
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).