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Scientific Name: Purshia tridentata
Pronunciation: pur-shee-uh try-den-TAY-tuh
Common Name: antelope bitterbrush
Family Name: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Key ID Features: Leaves alternate, clustered, apex 3-lobed, pubescent, most 1-2 cm long; flowers with about 25 stamens, petals 5-9 mm long, creamy-yellow; achenes about 15 mm long with a persistent style. Winter ID: woolly young twigs.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Spreading
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:1.5 - 2.0m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: North America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Mixed shrub border
Additional Info: Google
antelope bitterbrush
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Pubescent
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Spatulate
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Palmately lobed

Inflorescence Type: Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May, Jun, Jul
Fruit Type: Achene, Aggregate fruit
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep
Bark or Stem Colour:

Pest Susceptibility: Drought resistant
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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