Fendlera rupicola | Cliff Fendlerbush

Fendlera rupicola | Cliff Fendlerbush is a lovely, delicate shrub of the Colorado Plateau. In spring, profusions of pink flower buds open to sweet scented, white flowers, the leaves are small and gray-green with a rough texture. Cliff Fendlerbush, like most desert...

Purshia mexicana | Cliffrose

Purshia mexicana | Cliffrose is the must have shrub for any native plant garden!  With miniature yellow roses that emit a spicy fragrance, small resinous evergreen leaves, shaggy peeling bark, what more could any gardener want? This charming native shrub has many...

Ephedra viridis | Mormon Tea

Ephedra viridis Mormon Tea Mormon Tea is the local name for Ephedra viridis, this distinctive native shrub. The leaves are deciduous and so tiny they go unnoticed. The species is related to conifers, so it technically doesn’t bear flowers or fruits. But in...

Krashinnikovia lanata | Winterfat

From a distance, Krashinnikovia lanata | Winterfat can be mistaken for Sagebrush or Rabbitbrush.  On closer inspection, Winterfat has fuzzy strap-like leaves, a softer appearance and a more spreading form than the other shrubs. It sparkles in late fall and winter when...

Artemisia filifolia | Sand Sagebrush

Artemisia filifolia Sand Sagebrush Although it is called Sand Sagebrush, this sagebrush will grow in sandy or dry clay soil. It softens hot, dry, windy conditions with it’s delicate form. The leaves are linear and a soft gray-blue color. The flowers and seeds...