Flourensia cernua

Flourensia cernua

an American plant in the family Asteraceae; may contain sesquiterpenes which cause abdominal pain, respiratory distress, enteritis and liver damage. Called also tarbush.
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Isolated patches of shrubs, grass, and herbaceous species such as Pleuraphis mutica, Prosopis glandulosa, Flourensia cernua, Lippia graveolens, and Aloysia gratissima exist in the study area.
Common name Scientific name Family (2) Cutleaf brickellbush Brickellia laciniata Gray As Tarbush Flourensia cernua DC.
Fabaceae), Koeberlinia spinosa (Koeberlinaceae), Flourensia cernua (Asteraceae), Berberis trifoliolata (Berberidaceae), and local stands of Yucca spp.
One identifying characteristic is the abundance of Larrea tridentata with other shrubs, excluding Viguiera stenoloba or Flourensia cernua.