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Brickellia longifolia
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Spring Mountains, Nevada
Scientific classification
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Subfamily:
Asteroideae
Tribe:
Eupatorieae
Genus:
Brickellia
Species:
B. longifolia
Binomial name
Brickellia longifolia
S.Watson
Synonyms

Coleosanthus longifolius (S.Watson) Kuntze

Brickellia longifolia (longleaf brickellbush) is a shrub in the (sunflower family). It is found in the Colorado Plateau and Canyonlands region of the southwestern United States, in Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and western Colorado.

Some authors consider the closely related Mojave Desert plants as a variety of B. longifolia but others recognize it as a distinct species, B. multiflora.

Description

Growth pattern

Brickellia longifolia is a densely branched shrub from 3 to 6 feet (0.91 to 1.83 m) tall.

Leaves and stems

Narrow, stalkless leaves are 38 to 4 34 inches (0.95 to 12.07 cm) long and taper to a point.

Inflorescence and fruit

Brickellia longifolia blooms from June to September. Small green flowers are in clusters of 3-5 per head, with only disk flowers, and many clusters on a stalk that is elongated from the top of each branch.

Habitat and range

It can be found in moist areas near seeps and riparian areas in Southern Utah, with occurrences from California to Arizona.

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