broom snakeweed


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Noun1.broom snakeweed - low-growing sticky subshrub of southwestern United States having narrow linear leaves on many slender branches and hundreds of tiny yellow flower headsbroom snakeweed - low-growing sticky subshrub of southwestern United States having narrow linear leaves on many slender branches and hundreds of tiny yellow flower heads
genus Gutierrezia, Gutierrezia - sticky perennial herbs and subshrubs of western North America and warm South America
matchbush, matchweed - any of several plants of the genus Gutierrezia having tiny flower heads that resemble the heads of matches
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understory plants included a thin mantle of dry grasses, Broom snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae), Graham's Mimosa (Mimosa grahamii), and a scattering of Palmer's century Plant (Agave palmeri); cholla cactus (Cylindropuntia sp.), Rainbow cactus (Echinocereus pectinatus), Pancake Nipple cactus (Mammillaria heyderi gummifera), and prickly pear cactus (Platyopuntia sp.) (Tom Van Devender pers comm., USDA 2012).
Also, prescribed burning reduced broom snakeweed infestations for a short time and suppressed prickly pear cactus for one or two seasons.
"If we can determine how to safely increase the use of previously unused woody species, including honey mesquite, creosotebush, and broom snakeweed, we could tap an unused range resource," says Havstad.