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Subspecies | Variants:
Baccharis salicifolia, Baccharis salicina
250 - 6,000 ft.
July, August, September, October
Height | Length:
< 6 ft.
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
food, medicinal, basketry/tools
Great Basin, Mojave, Sonoran
Digueno tribes made a tea for colds and stomach maladies. The Papago used stems for hunting and fishing implements, and Pima made brooms from the stems.
Dried flowers of Baccharis sergiloides and detail of leaves. Joshua Tree National Park | April 21, 2015
Baccharis sergiloides is a shrub with spatulate leaves and many ascending stems. The plant is dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate plants. Joshua Tree National Park | April 2015