|Hierba de Conejo de Guadalupe|
|Ericameria nauseosa var. nauseosa||Synonym|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Soil pH Preferences:||Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 10b
|Plant Height:||2 - 7 feet|
|Leaves:||Unusual foliage color
Other: Deciduous in cold zones. Also depends on the variety.
Other: 5 ribbed achene, may be smooth or minutely hairy.
Late fall or early winter
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
Late summer or early fall
|Uses:||Windbreak or Hedge
|Miscellaneous:||Tolerates poor soil
|Posted by plantmanager (NM - Zone 7b) on Nov 19, 2017 7:40 PM
Ericameria nauseosa is a native plant in my area. It blooms from about September to November in my area of New Mexico. The rubber rabbitbrush is a significant source of food for browsing wildlife on winter ranges.The leaves, flowers and seeds of rubber rabbitbrush are a food source for deer, antelope, elk, small mammals and birds. The plant also provides cover for small mammals and birds such asjackrabbits and sage grouse. Butterflies, bees and moths love it! Whenever the sun is up, this plant is covered with pollinators.
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