Fernbush (Desert-Sweet)

Genus Chamaebatiaria
Rose Family (Rosaceae)






Fernbush blossoms (August 2006)
    -- a roadside in Wayne County, Utah


Fernbush
(Chamaebatiaria millefolium)

A shrub, about five feet tall, with aromatic fern-like foliage. A group of these shrubs were found growing along a roadside on a dry rocky hillside among pinyons and junipers.

The tiny white flowers have 5 petals, and are less than a half inch across. They bloom in showy clusters from mid to late summer.


Fernbush blossoms (August 2006)
    -- a roadside in Wayne County, Utah