Like frothy ocean foam, this native shrub's bloom is much loved by native insects and humans alike with its abilty to bloom for nearly a full month with its fluffy white plumes. Its medium green foliage and twiggy form offers plenty of nesting sites for local birds. Superb nectar source for swallowtail, azure, and admiral butterflies.
Profuse, nectar-rich flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds
Provides cover and nest sites for many birds
Drought and sandy soil tolerant
Easy to grow and salt tolerant
Perfect for grouping and naturalizing
Rocky shore areas and outcroppings from British Columbia south through California and east to Arizona, Colorado and Montana
Noted for the strength of its wood, Native Americans often used this plant for making spears, arrows, bows, harpoons and nails.
Likes full sun to part shade in dry to moist, gravelly or rocky soils.