Purshia mexicana File:Purshia stansburiana 2.jpg
Common Name Mexican Cliffrose, Cliff Rose, Bitterbrush, Stansbury Antleope Bush
Latin Name Purshia mexicana
Native Habitat Great Basin to Mexico in rocky terrain from 3,500 feet to 8,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once per month
Height X Width Maximum 12 feet X 8 feet, usual 8 feet X 5 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Dark green, evergreen
Garden Suitability Thornless, Moonlight, Songbird, Fragrance, Mountain
Ornamental Value Fragrant, white aromatic flowers with long yellow stamens in late spring
Nature Value Browsed by wildlife
Native American Uses Bark used for padding and cordage, stems used to make arrows and prayer sticks, numerous medicinal uses
Links  
    Images and data http://www.desertusa.com/mag99/dec/papr/cliffrose.html
    Images and data http://museum.utep.edu/chih/gardens/plants/NtoQ/purshiamexicana.htm
    Images and data http://www.calflora.net/bloomingplants/cliffrose.html
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purshia
    Data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/purmexs/all.html
    Distribution, images, and data http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PUME
    Nursery and data http://www.plantsofthesouthwest.com/cgi-bin/plantview.cgi?_recordnum=1254
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