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Purshia tridentata
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Purshia tridentata

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Purshia tridentata
© Copyright Mel Harte 2010 · 3
Purshia tridentata
Purshia tridentata
© Copyright Mel Harte 2010 · 3
Purshia tridentata

Purshia tridentata
© Copyright Mel Harte 2010 · 3
Purshia tridentata
Purshia tridentata
© Copyright Mel Harte 2010 · 3
Purshia tridentata

Purshia tridentata, seed
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Purshia tridentata, seed

Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Apidae  Xylocopa californica @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Cicadellidae  Scaphytopius ( @ AMNH_PBI (3)
Cydnidae  Dallasiellus discrepans @ AMNH_IZC (7)
Miridae  Atractotomus balli @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Deraeocoris brevis @ AMNH_PBI (2); AMNH_ENT (4)

Deraeocoris @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Lopidea marginata @ AMNH_ENT (1)

Oligotylus nigerrimus @ AMNH_PBI (8)
Reduviidae  Sinea complexa @ UCR_ENT (1)
Xyelidae  Xyela @ UCRC_ENT (30)

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Purshia DC. ex Poir.

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General Information
Symbol: PURSH
Group: Dicot
Family: Rosaceae
Growth Habit :  
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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L.H. Douglas. Provided by National Agricultural Library . Originally from USDA Forest Service . United States, OR. 1946. Usage Requirements .




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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Rosales
Family Rosaceae – Rose family
Genus Purshia DC. ex Poir. – bitterbrush

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 7 species of Purshia . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Purshia ericifolia</i>
(Torr. ex A. Gray) Henrickson
Purshia ericifolia
heath cliffrose Distribution of <i>
Purshia glandulosa</i>
Purshia glandulosa
desert bitterbrush Distribution of <i>
Purshia mexicana</i>
(D. Don) Henrickson
Purshia mexicana
Mexican cliffrose Distribution of <i>
Purshia pinkavae</i>
Purshia pinkavae
Pinkava's cliffrose Distribution of <i>
Purshia stansburiana</i>
(Torr.) Henrickson
Purshia stansburiana
Stansbury cliffrose Distribution of <i>
Purshia ×subintegra</i>
(Kearney) Henrickson [<i>
pinkavae × stansburiana</i>
Purshia ×subintegra [ pinkavae × stansburiana ]
Arizona cliffrose Distribution of <i>
Purshia tridentata</i>
(Pursh) DC.
Purshia tridentata
antelope bitterbrush

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Wetland Status

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Jepson Interchange (University of California - Berkeley) (PURSH)



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Martin, A.C., H.S. Zim, and A.L. Nelson. 1951. American wildlife and plants: A guide to wildlife food habits . Dover Publications. New York.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover

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