Coleogyne ramosissima

Coleogyne ramosissima

Blackbrush

Distinct member of the Rose family which occurs on well-drained, gravelly soils on sites from 3,000 to 6,500 ft. in elevation. Individual plants are generally two or three feet tall but some specimens grow to six feet. On open plains or mesas, this shrub often persists in dense stands to the exclusion of other shrubs. It is browsed by sheep and goats and it provides valuable cover for many small mammals and reptiles.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 4 
in.
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
3,000 
- 6,500 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
36.70 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
22,400
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Yellow
Blooming Season: 
Spring