Purshia tridentata bitterbrush
Habitat: in hot dry environments. Most abundant on sandy soils up to 4,000 feet. 2-6 feet tall
Leaves: Deciduous, alternate. Wedge-shaped with 3-toothed tip. Hairy to wooly. Silver-green on upper leaf, grey-wooly below. Commonly, edges rolled under
Fruits: Seeds are pyramid -shaped. Small rodents cache seeds for later food use.
Flowers: Bright yellow & numerous. Funnel-shaped. Solitary on short, leafy branches. 5 petals.
Stems: Rigidly branched with grey or brown bark and twigs covered in dense hairs.