Synonym: Low Rabbitbrush A deciduous, perennial, native shrub growing 1 to 4 feet tall. The small yellow flowers grow in round clusters and bloom from July to September. The light brown fruit is wedge shaped with 5 ribs and slightly barbed. Produces an abundance of small, plumed seeds and reproduces from its seeds and vigorous sprouting. Adapted to dry, well-drained, medium to coarse textured soils making it drought tolerant and is common in alkaline soils. Has no substantial value as forage but is used for reclamation. Commonly found in the western part of the United States.