Gutierrezia sarothrae (Broomweed) - photos and description

Gutierrezia sarothrae

Gutierrezia sarothrae

Gutierrezia sarothrae
15 cm ruler for scale

Gutierrezia sarothrae

Gutierrezia sarothrae

Gutierrezia sarothrae

General: Plants with many stems from the crown, and a decumbent to erect growth habit. Stems puberulent.

Flowers: Flower heads numerous in corymbs, bright yellow, we measured a flower head at 7 mm diameter. Mid July through September.

Leaves: Leaves are alternate, linear, stalkless, we measured a leaf at 30 mm long and 1 mm wide. Leaves puberulent.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 30 cm, I measured plants to 20 cm tall.

Habitat: Dry grassland and prairie roadsides.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: The above photos were taken in late July and August 1st in the Buffalo Grass Eco Reserve, 200 km SE of Regina, SK, and early September on the slopes of the Qu'Appelle Valley, 60 km north of our home in Regina, SK.