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Gutierrezia sarothrae (Snakeweed)

Gutierrezia sarothrae
Broom Snakeweed, Kindlingweed, Matchbrush, Texas Snakeweed, Broomweed, Turpentine Weed, Matchweed

This long-lived herbaceous shrub is native across the western U.S., and into Canada and Mexico. It reseeds prolifically, and establishes quickly on disturbed soils. It has lime green, threadlike leaves and resinous green stems. The plant is covered with yellow, flattop flower clusters in the early fall. Although it will establish and thrive under almost any conditions, full sun exposures and minimal irrigation are recommended. Dry plants are very flammable.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 4 (-30° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Moderate, Slow
Height 1' - 3' (ft)
Spread 1' - 3' (ft)
Spacing 3' (ft)
Characteristics Semi-Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Pollinators
Maintenance Average
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Rocky Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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