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Ambrosia salsola var. salsola
About Burrobrush (Ambrosia salsola var. salsola) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Burrobrush (Hymenoclea salsola var. salsola) is a native shrub that grows in southern and central California. It tends to grow in dry flats and washes, at elevations from 0-5900 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

7 ft tall

Wildlife Supported


Landscaping Information
Full Sun

Common uses
Common uses

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Dry flats, washes

Annual Precipitation: 2.6" - 21.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.18" - 4.24", Coldest Month: 32.1" - 62.7", Hottest Month: 56.3" - 89.6", Humidity: 2.27" - 42.79", Elevation: -220" - 9319"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Hymenoclea salsola var. salsola
Common Names: White Burrobrush

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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