Taxon  Report   4038    
Helianthemum scoparium  Nutt.
Bisbee peak rushrose,  Broom rose, Common sun rose
Helianthemum scoparium
© 2002 Lynn Watson
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Helianthemum scoparium
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
Helianthemum scoparium
© 2002 Lynn Watson
Helianthemum scoparium, 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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Helianthemum scoparium
© 2018 Amy Rapport
Genus: Helianthemum
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Chaparral

Serpentine affinity: 1; (weak indicator / indifferent)

Habitat: slopes, ridges

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Crocanthemum scoparium

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Helianthemum aldersonii
ICPN + PLANTS: Helianthemum scoparium var. aldersonii
ICPN + PLANTS: Helianthemum scoparium var. vulgare
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More information about  Helianthemum scoparium
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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: Dec 17, 2018).