Purshia mexicana

Purshia mexicana

Cliffrose

Previous scientific name(s): Cowania mexicana, Cowania mexicana var. dubia

Formerly known as Cowania mexicana. Evergreen shrub, 3 to 20 ft. tall, occurring on dry shallow soils on foothills, slopes and high plains 4,000 to 8,000 feet elevation. Excellent palatability to livestock and wildlife; especially important as browse on winter range.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 20 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
10 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
4,000 
- 8,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
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: 
38.30 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
64,600
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Pale Yellow
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer