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Plains Greasebush
Glossopetalon planitierum (Forsellesia planitierum)


Plains greasebush is a dense, spiny shrub that grows on rocky calcareous slopes and cliffs in the Panhandle and into Colorado and New Mexico. The slender greenish stems are spine-tipped. Small white axillary flowers appear in May to July and reddish -yellow striated fruits mature in August.

Plant Habit or Use: small shrub

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: white

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: tiny reddish-yellow striated follicle

Height: to 3 feet

Width: to 4 feet

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: very high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: alkaline

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6

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