Turpentine bush | Article about turpentine bush by The Free Dictionary
Round mound-shaped bush 3ft (1m) covered with bright yellow showy flowers in the fall. Bright green needle-like leaves. Used externally, applied to all kinds of skin conditions like ulcers, wounds, bedsores. Natural turpentine is a known antiseptic, expectorant. Go easy, test.
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On 13 October, after checking many clumps of Gutierrezia sarothrae and just before exiting the west end of FR 4186, we stopped at a lone roadside Turpentine Bush (Ericameria laricifolia) (Asteraceae).
gloriosus in an area with a fairly dense stand of Broom snakeweed, and later in Turpentine Bush.
Dreher instructed me that there is a specimen of the turpentine bush
(Larrea tridentata) growing in the Colorado Desert that is some 12,000 years old.