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Baccharis salicifolia

Baccharis salicifolia (Ruiz & Pavón) Pers.

Seepwillow baccharis, False willow, Gila willow, Groundsel tree, Water motie

Height: 1.0-3.5 m

Elevation: 3,500-5000 ft (1,070-1520 m)

Flowers throughout the growing season.

Worthless as forage, but is a good soil binder.

Indians used the pithy stems for paintbrushes, and for building storehouses.

Photo by Brady Allred

Photo by Brady Allred

Photo by Brady Allred