Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus ssp. viscidiflorus   green rabbitbrush
Asteraceae (Alt: Compositae )
native                      woody           
Distribution: Lucky Peak, Oregon Trail, Foothills, South Boise

UW Burke Herbarium Link: Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus ssp. viscidiflorus
USDA Plants Link: Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus ssp. viscidiflorus   (CHVIV2)

Green rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus) can most easily be distinguished from the more common rubber rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa, previously also in Chrysothamnus) by its twisted green leaves.  In addition, stems of green rabbitbrush are glabrous (ssp. viscidiflorus) or finely short-hairy (ssp. lanceolatus), while those of rubber rabbitgrass are covered by matted felt-like hairs.

The common subspecies of green rabbitbrush occurring in the Boise Front is the narrow-leaved form of ssp. viscidiflorus.