Blackbrush
 
 
Common name(s):
Scientific name:
Blackbrush
Coleogyne ramosissima
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Distribution Map
Life Span: Perennial
Origin: Native
Season: Evergreen

Interesting Facts:
-Found in elevations of 2,500 to 7,000 feet.
-It grows in areas that the temperature fluctuates
anywhere from -11 degrees to 116 degrees Fahrenheit.
-It avoids water stress by shedding its older leaves as the stress becomes
greater during dry seasons.
-In the winter months deer and bighorn sheep will eat the blackbrush. The
seeds are a good source of food for small mammals and birds.