Monday, June 7, 2010

Pygmy Cedar or Desert Fir

Pygmy Cedar, also known as Schott's pygmycedar, desert fir and desert pine (Peucephyllum schottii) is neither a cedar or a fir, but is a shrub or subtree and a member of the sunflower family.
It has a stout main trunk, growing from four to ten feet tall.
It has gray bark, leafy, green stems and leaves that are linear, narrow, 1/2 to 1 inch long, gland-dotted and resin-shiny. 
It has a similar form to creosote with yellow flowers identifical in color and quantity to creosote.
It blooms from December to June and has pale yellow flowers that are disks without rays.
It is found in the deserts of southeastern California, southeastern Nevada, extreme southwestern Utah, western Arizona and northwestern Mexico.

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