chamise flowers. S Williams photo Adenostoma fasciculatum
Common Name Chamise, Greasewood
Latin Name Adenostoma fasciculatum
Native Habitat 5,500 feet to sea level in Mojave Desert
Soil Dry decomposed granite, sand, limestone, low organic content, well drained
Water Once per month in summer and dry months
Height X Width 6 feet X 6feet
Protective Mechanism Sharp branches
Leaves Small dark green
Garden Suitability (Toxins may suppress growth of other plants), Butterfly, Ethnobotanical
Ornamental Value Tiny tubular white flowers in spring until July, cold marginal
Nature Value Attracts butterflies and browse for deer
Native American Uses Branches used to make arrow shafts and points
Links  
    Data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=adfa
    Nursery, images and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/16.htm
    Images and data http://www.biosbcc.net/b100plant/htm/chamise.htm
    Images http://www.flickr.com/photos/kqedquest/1278743572/
    Data http://www.plant-supplies.com/plants/adenostomafasciculatum.htm
    Data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=97
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ADFA
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