Purshia glandulosa

Purshia glandulosa

Desert bitterbrush

Previous scientific name(s): Purshia tridentata var. glandulosa

Evergreen shrub, 3 to 7 ft. tall, occurring on well-drained soils in valleys, foothills and slopes from 2,000 to 8,500 ft. elevation. Palatable and nutritious to livestock and wildlife.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 7 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
2,000 
- 8,500 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
47.70 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
20,800
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Yellow
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer