Bitterbrush or Stansbury Cliffrose: Rosaceae (Rose Family) Purshia tridentata
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1. Flower 2. turning to seed, 3. turning to seed, 4. plumes, 5. leaves, 6. plant October 31, 2004 , Goshen Canyon, Utah County, Utah - © Nicky Davis
syn. Stansbury Cliffrose, Cowania stansburiana== Purshia tridenta
Five petaled, rose-like,1 to 2 inch cream flowers with many stamen. Leaves are 3 lobed, about 6 to 15 foot tall tree/shrub.
Large single fruits with 1 to 2 inch long feathery plumes. This plant was aromatic and a bit sticky.
Host Plant for the Desert Elfin - Callophrys Fotis == Incisalia fotis butterfly
Behr's Hairstreak - Satyrium behri crossii
For photos click Desert Elfin Butterfly, Callophrys fotis==Incisalia fotis
Behr's Hairstreak, Satyrium behri crossii
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