Douglas Yellow Rabbitbrush

Yellow Rabbitbrush

$14.00

Douglas Rabbitbrush

  • Considerably shorter and more compact that its relative Rubber Rabbitbrush
  • Flowers from July – September
  • Found in dry, open valleys, in desert to semi- desert habitats
  • Well adapted to droughts and is salt tolerant
  • Quickly and aggressively invades disturbed, open sites including burns and overgrazed rangelands

Quantity is per pound. Example: 1 = 1 lb, 2 = 2 lbs, 3 = 3lbs, etc. This is pure seed, not a live plant.


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Description

Yellow Rabbitbrush, also known as ‘Douglas Rabbitbrush’, ‘Low Rabbitbrush’ and ‘Green Rabbitbrush’ is an erect shrub growing up to 3.5 feet in height. It is considerably shorter and more compact that its relative Rubber Rabbitbrush. It flowers from July to September in found clusters. Rabbitbrush is a member of the daisy family.

Yellow Rabbitbrush is found in dry, open valleys, in desert to semi- desert habitats in western rangelands and on hillsides between 3,000 and 10,000 feet. Commonly found in sagebrush and woodland communities. It is well adapted to droughts and is salt tolerant. It can be a somewhat weedy plant, increasing where there has been serious damage to the more desirable forage. It quickly and aggressively invades disturbed, open sites including burns and overgrazed rangelands.

Douglas Rabbitbrush is used as a reclamation species and establishes quickly, especially on disturbed sites including burns, flooded areas, slides, overgrazed areas and mine sites. It produces good cover for wildlife and excellent erosion control. It has little to no value as a forage species. Sheep and cattle occasionally use it for browse when other feed is not available.

Other synonyms include; Douglas Rabbitbrush, Yellow Rabbitbrush, Green Rabbitbrush, Chrisothamnus viridian, Low Rabbitbrush, Sticky-leaf Rabbitbrush, Viscid Rabbitbrush.

Yellow rabbitbrush is browsed by large game and livestock. It is considered desirable fall forage for cattle, sheep, horses, elk and antelope, and spring forage for deer. It is a valuable forage especially during late fall and early winter after more desirable forage has been utilized. Yellow rabbitbrush will spread and can become weedy under high grazing and disturbance. It provides cover and nesting habitat for sage-grouse, small birds and rodents. Yellow rabbitbrush provides late summer and fall forage for butterflies.

Additional information
Weight1 lbs
Min. Precipitation

6 inches

Seed Count

782,000

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