Low or Douglas Rabbitbrush (Native)
Small, 1 – 2½ ft. tall, deciduous shrub found throughout much of the western US from mid to high elevations. Most abundant in Intermountain Region. Grows on all soil textures. Common along roadsides, drainages, open ridges and on slopes. Moderately tolerant to salt, acid and alkali. Winter-hardy. Palatability varies with subspecies, season and animal type but ranges from fair to good. Variations in adaptations and characteristics exist among the subspecies. Valuable native shrub for revegetation of disturbed sites. Also used in wildlife habitat improvement and for native landscaping. Minimum precip. 6 – 12 inches and varies with subspecies. Plant fall or spring on top of rough surface to 1/8 inch deep. 585,000 – 780,000 seeds/lb.
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