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Thursday, September 27, 2012
Rubber Rabbit Brush - A Utah Favorite!
Have you noticed a shrub with mustard-yellow flowers blooming in the foothills and along the roadsides? It is Rubber Rabbit Brush (Chrysothamnus nauseosus). From a distance (and when it's not blooming) it looks like sagebrush. But starting in Late August and September, it produces bright yellow flowers atop it's dusty sage-colored foliage. A native to the intermountain West, Rabbit Brush requires no extra water and can be grown easily in home landscapes with other low-water natives. It can get 3 or 4 feet tall so give it plenty of room. It's flowers attract bees!