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rabbitbrush,

name for shrubby plants of the American genus Chrysothamnus of the family Asteraceae (asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
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 family). They grow in arid regions of the W United States and in Mexico and are characteristic chaparral plants. The latex found in many species has been suggested as a source of rubber. Attention was first drawn to them because the PaiutePaiute
, two distinct groups of Native North Americans speaking languages belonging to the Shoshonean group of the Uto-Aztecan branch of the Aztec-Tanoan linguistic stock (see Native American languages).
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 chew the wood and bark as a crude chewing gum. Many rabbitbrushes are good browsing plants for sheep and wildlife. The flower buds have been gathered by the Native Americans for food. Rabbitbrush is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.
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We park the car, and Parker strides into the rabbitbrush, distributing plastic picnic bowls he's filled with soapy water to trap bees.
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Bushwacking through scrubby, waist-high rabbitbrush toward the creek, we crunched dried ``meadow muffins,'' evidence of the livestock in the wilderness.
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You can tell the difference between his rabbitbrush and sagebrush.