|Turpentine Bush, Ericameria laricifolia|
September 25, 2006 at Lake Pleasant Road, Arizona.
|Ericameria laricifolia Flowers.||Turpentine Bush Flower|
Detail Close Up.
|Turpentine Bush Leaves|
|Turpentine Bush Leaf|
|Italian Honey Bee|
On Ericameria laricifolia.
|Apis mellifera ligustica|
On Larchleaf Goldenweed.
|She Is Gathering Nectar|
Since Her Legs Don't Have
Pollen Balls On Them.
|And Her Proboscis Is In The|
Base Of The Flower
Near The Nectar Glands.
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Considered a low water use (xeriscape) plant. Very attractive to bees and butterflies. Produces a dark honey and a lot of pollen for honeybees to use to live through the winter.
Height: Up To About 36 - 48 inches tall and wide.
Leaves: Green, alternate, simple, evergreen, very narrow 1/2 to 1 inch long, needle-like. They have a turpentine smell when crushed.
Flowers: Yellow, composite, monoecious, conical flowers, about 1/4 inch across, in rounded, terminal clusters; blooming in the fall, followed by persistent cottony seed calix sheaths.
Flowering Time: September - November.
Found: The USDA Claims it is native of the USA (AZ, CA, NM, NV, TX, UT). in Arizona it is native to Mohave, Yavapai, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Yuma, Pima, & Cochise counties. Also native of Mexico in Sonora, & Chihuahua. Can Be An Xeriscape Landscaping Plant.
Soil pH requirements:
Elevation: 0 - 6,000 Feet.
Habitat: Woodlands, grasslands, deserts.
Miscellaneous: Flowering Photos Taken September 25, 2006 at Lake Pleasant Road, Arizona.
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