Ericameria parryi var. nevadensis

(A. Gray) G. L. Nesom & G. I. Baird

Phytologia 75: 89. 1993.

Common names: Nevada rabbitbrush
Basionym: Linosyris howardii var. nevadensis A. Gray Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 6: 541. 1865
Synonyms: Chrysothamnus parryi subsp. nevadensis (A. Gray) H. M. Hall & Clements
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 74. Mentioned on page 72.

Plants 20–60 cm. Leaves moderately crowded, green to gray; blades 1-nerved, linear, 15–40 × 0.5–3 mm, faces densely tomentulose, gland-dotted, resinous; distalmost seldom overtopping arrays. Heads 5–10+ in racemiform to narrowly paniculiform arrays. Involucres 11–15 mm. Phyllaries 24–28, chartaceous, apices ± recurved (tan or greenish), attenuate. Florets 4–6; corollas clear yellow, 9–10.5 mm, tubes glabrous or sparsely hairy, throats gradually dilated, lobes 1–1.5 mm. 2n = 18.

Phenology: Flowering late summer–fall.
Habitat: Scrub, open yellow-pine forests, rarely on serpentine
Elevation: 1100–3300 m



Ariz., Calif., Nev., Oreg., Utah.


In California, var. nevadensis is found in the central and northern Sierra Nevada and in the Great Basin.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Lowell E. Urbatsch +, Loran C. Anderson +, Roland P. Roberts +  and Kurt M. Neubig +
(A. Gray) G. L. Nesom & G. I. Baird +
Linosyris howardii var. nevadensis +
Nevada rabbitbrush +
Ariz. +, Calif. +, Nev. +, Oreg. +  and Utah. +
1100–3300 m +
Scrub, open yellow-pine forests, rarely on serpentine +
Flowering late summer–fall. +
Chrysothamnus parryi subsp. nevadensis +
Ericameria parryi var. nevadensis +
Ericameria parryi +
variety +