[The Rose Family in Mt. Adams Country]

Antelope Bitterbrush, Antelope Brush, Antelope-brush, Bitterbrush

Purshia tridentata

Synonyms: Kunzia tridentate, Purshia tridentata var. tridentata, Tigarea tridentate

Flower of Antelope Bitterbrush, Antelope Brush, Antelope-brush, Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata (Synonyms: Kunzia tridentate, Purshia tridentata var. tridentata, Tigarea tridentate)

The photo above shows the flower of antelope bitterbrush as seen in open coniferous forest along Road K1000 on the southeastern slopes of Mt. Adams..........May 13, 2007.

Flower of Antelope Bitterbrush, Antelope Brush, Antelope-brush, Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata (Synonyms: Kunzia tridentate, Purshia tridentata var. tridentata, Tigarea tridentate)

The photo above shows the flower and 3-lobed leaf of antelope bitterbrush as seen at 4100' atop the ridge dividing the Dairy and Cougar Creek drainages on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams.........June 17, 2006.

Upper and lower leaf surfaces of Antelope Bitterbrush, Antelope Brush, Antelope-brush, Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata (Synonyms: Kunzia tridentate, Purshia tridentata var. tridentata, Tigarea tridentate)

The photo above shows the whitish lower lower leaf surface (uppermost) and greener upper leaf blade (lowermost) of bitter-brush as seen at the DNR rock quarry abreast the ridge dividing the Dairy and Cougar Creek drainages at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams.........July 10, 2005.

Antelope Bitterbrush, Antelope Brush, Antelope-brush, Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata (Synonyms: Kunzia tridentate, Purshia tridentata var. tridentata, Tigarea tridentate) - Antelope Bitterbrush, Antelope Brush, Antelope-brush, Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata (Synonyms: Kunzia tridentate, Purshia tridentata var. tridentata, Tigarea tridentate)

Bitterbrush in bloom at left along an old railroad bed near the south trailhead to the Klickitat Canyon NRCA, Klickitat-Yakima County line..........May 1, 2015. The photo at right shows bitterbrush blooming in open oak forest in the Klickitat Wildlife Area about 3 miles south of Grayback Mountain......May 7, 2020.

Paul Slichter