Taxon  Report   6953    
Purshia tridentata  (Pursh) DC.  var. tridentata 
Antelope bitterbrush
Purshia tridentata var. tridentata
© 2007 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Purshia tridentata var. tridentata
© 2009 Keir Morse
Purshia tridentata var. tridentata
© 2015 Barry Rice
Purshia tridentata var. tridentata, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Purshia tridentata var. tridentata
© 2016 James Gonsman
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Purshia
Parent: Purshia tridentata
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Northern Juniper Woodland, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN

More information about  Purshia tridentata var. tridentata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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).