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Common Name: Stansbury Cliffrose

Scientific Name: Purshia stansburiana

Native / Introduced: Native

Main Uses:

~Wildlife habitat improvement
~Native landscaping
~Disturbed sites revegitation

Height: 3-20 feet

Colors: Light yellow or white flowers

Flowering Season: April - June

Soil Types: All/Best on medium to fine textures

Elevation: 4,000 - 8,000 feet

Tolerances: Fair Salt

Sun or Shade: Full sun

Minimum Precipitation: 7-10 inches

Lifecycle: Perennial

Estimated Seeds Per Pound: 65,000

Optimal Planting Season: Fall

Planting Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inches

Stratification Required: Store in freezer and plant in fall to ensure natural stratification



Stansbury Cliffrose, also called Southwest Desert Flora, is an evergreen shrub or small tree that can be found in California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. It typically grows on shallow, dry soils on rocky slopes, foothills, and mesas, at elevations ranging from 4,000 to 8,000 feet. Stansbury Cliffrose is a long-lived, drought-tolerant species that is adapted to all soil textures, although it does best on medium to fine textures. It has fair salt-tolerance.

This versatile shrub provides palatable and nutritious forage for both livestock and wildlife, especially on winter ranges. In addition, it serves as a valuable food and cover source for many species of wildlife. Stansbury Cliffrose can establish and thrive on very harsh sites, making it a valuable browse species for range and wildlife habitat improvement projects. It is also used in native landscaping and for revegetation of disturbed sites.



NRCS Plant Profile:

Stansbury Cliffrose


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