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| Escobilla Butterflybush|
Escobilla butterfly bush is an aromatic shrub about 3 to 4 feet tall. All parts of the plant are tomentose, or densely hairy, so that the plant looks covered in velvet. The small, aromatic, yellow-green flowers are clustered in wooly heads along the stems at the apexes. It is found in both limestone and igneous soils in West Texas, into New Mexico and south to Mexico. Escobilla forms a compact mound and although the flowers aren't showy, it could be used as a speciman or background plant, for its foliage, aroma and attraction to butterflies.
Plant Habit or Use: small shrub
Flower Color: yellow, green, white
Blooming Period: summer
Fruit Characteristics: capsule
Height: to 3 feet
Width: to 3 feet
Plant Character: semievergreen
Heat Tolerance: very high
Soil Requirements: adaptable