Asteraceae
Gutierrezia sarothrae

Match Brush

Erect small shrub. Stems sprawling to upright, branching, brown at base and green above, gummy. Leaves alternate on stem, narrow to thread-like, sometimes in clusters. Inflorescence single or in small clusters of flower heads, each head with 6–14 flowers. Ray flowers 2–8, disk flowers 2–9. Grows in grasslands, deserts, mountains, in all elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Autumn
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 8--18 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, Meadow
  • Found In: East Gorge, Steens
  • Native: Yes