Desert Broom Baccharis sarothroides Female Desert Broom Flowers
Common Name Desert Broom
Latin Name Baccharis sarothroides
Native Habitat Dry prairies and rocky slopes of southwest U. S. and northern Mexico from 500 to 5,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, limestone, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water None or once per month in summer
Height X Width 6 feet X 6 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green broom-like leaves
Garden Suitability Thornless, Songbird
Ornamental Value Winter blooms, showy white flowers on female plant, cream colored on male
Nature Value Cover for wildlife
Native American Uses Medicinal
Links  
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Asteraceae/Baccharis_sarothroides.html
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/BroomDesert/BroomDesert.htm
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=1036
    Images and data http://www.naturesongs.com/vvplants/desertbroom.html
    Nursery, images and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/1220.htm
    Images http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/bioimages/species/basa2.htm
    Seeds http://www.b-and-t-world-seeds.com/carth.asp?species=Baccharis%20sarothroides&sref=25069
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=BASA2
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