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|Purshia tridentata, Wenas Wildlife Area|
Common names include antelope bitterbrush, antelope bush, buckbrush, quinine brush, and less commonly deerbrush, blackbrush, and greasewood. Some of these names are shared with other species.
In California it occurs between 700–3,400 metres (2,300–11,200 ft) above sea level, including in the Peninsular Ranges, Transverse Ranges, and Sierra Nevada, and southern Cascade Range. Further north it occurs at lower elevations, such as at 320–1,065 metres (1,050–3,494 ft) in British Columbia.
There are two named varieties of the species:
The shrub is an important forage plant for many game animals, especially during the winter.
- James Henrickson, "Purshia tridentata (Pursh) de Candolle, Trans. Linn. Soc. London. 12: 158. 1818", Flora of North America, 9CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
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- United States Congressional serial set. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1861.
- Brian Vanden Heuvel & Thomas J. Rosatti 2016. Purshia tridentata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, accessed 19 June 2016
- E-FLORA BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia
- David Andrews Dalton (1975). Nitrogen fixation by Purshia tridentata: some ecological aspects and root nodule anatomy. Oregon State University. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
- CalFlora Database: Purshia tridentata var. glandulosa
- CalFlora Database: Purshia tridentata var. tridentata
- Whitney, Stephen (1985). Western Forests (The Audubon Society Nature Guides). New York: Knopf. p. 401. ISBN 0-394-73127-1.
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