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Dyebush (Psorothamnus emoryi)
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Dyebush (Psorothamnus emoryi)

General: Dyebush (Psorothamnus emoryi) is a shrub of dry, low deserts. The stems are covered with dense, white, woolly hairs (canescent). The leaves are glandular, all odd-1-pinnate, and the terminal leaflet is much longer than the lateral leaflets. The inflorescence is a dense spherical ball of bracts and deep purple flowers.

Dyebush is a fairly common component of vegetation communities in dry, well-drained sandy and gravelly soils on desert flats and lower bajadas in the Lower Sonoran (Creosote-Bursage Flats) and lower Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub) life zones.

Around Las Vegas, look for Dyebush south of town in the deserts of southern California and southern Arizona.

Family: Pea (Fabaceae)

Dyebush (Psorothamnus emoryi) Dyebush (Psorothamnus emoryi)
Dyebush (Psorothamnus emoryi) Dyebush (Psorothamnus emoryi)
Dyebush (Psorothamnus emoryi) Dyebush (Psorothamnus emoryi)
Dyebush (Psorothamnus emoryi) Dyebush (Psorothamnus emoryi)
Dyebush (Psorothamnus emoryi) Dyebush (Psorothamnus emoryi)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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