Scientific Name: Bebbia juncea
Common Names: Sweetbush, Chuckwalla's Delight
Duration: Perennial, Drought-deciduous
Growth Habit: Shrub, Subshrub
Arizona Native Status: Native
Habitat: Desert. It usually grows on rocky slopes and in desert canyons.
Flower Color: Yellow disks, no rays
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer (with the rains)
Height: Up to 4 feet (1.22 m) tall
Description: The flower heads are rayless and 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) across. When present, the sparse leaves are green, linear, and often lobed. The plants are in the form of a rounded bush and are very densely branched with numerous slender, green stems.
Butterfly Plant – The flowers attract butterflies and other insects.
Fragrant – The flowers have a sweet scent.
Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Genus: Bebbia (Benth.) Greene – sweetbush
Species: Bebbia juncea (Benth.) Greene – sweetbush
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