Chrysothamnus nauseous var. nauseous Synonyms: Ericameria nauseosa
|Scientific Name||Chrysothamnus nauseous var. nauseous Synonyms: Ericameria nauseosa|
|Common Name||Rabbit Brush (Grey Rabbitbrush, Rubber Rabbitbrush, Chamisa)|
|Habit||Evergreen Shrub (deciduous in colder zones)|
|Growth Form||Erect, slender stems. Twigs grayish to yellow. |
Leaves alternate, simple, linear, often greyish-green, woolly.
|Mature Size||Height: 7′|
|Flowers||Golden-yellow, pungent-smelling. Blooming Season: July-October|
|Sun Requirements||Full Sun|
|Water Requirements||Drought resistant, has a deep taproot and little to no supplemental water required. |
If watered in the landscape, the plant can become rank, floppy and unattractive.
|Soil Requirements||Loamy, sandy, gravelly or heavy clay soils that are slightly acidic, slight to strongly basic, or saline.|
|Other Info||Native to Oregon. When twigs are cut they exude a milky latex that contains chrysil, a high grade rubber which vulcanizes easily. Best with no maintenance except yearly shearing. nauseosus: disagreeable flavor or odor.|