Triangle-leaf Bursage is so prominent in the Sonoran Desert that it’s hard to imagine any natural areas in Tucson without it! This plant plays an important role in the desert community by protecting the delicate seedlings of other native plants from the heat, sun, and foraging animals.
On developed land, however, this unsung hero serves to connect our more manicured gardens to the natural terrain surrounding them, and also to vegetate natural areas or rocky slopes where no irrigation is available. Because of its low maintenance requirements, compact size and drought tolerance, Triangle-leaf Bursage is ideal for mingling with cacti and other low-water plants to soften the landscape and reduce reflected heat from gravel or hard ground.
Height: 1 – 2 feet
Width: 1 – 2 feet
Bloom color: Greenish Yellow
Flowering season: Late Winter, Early Spring
USDA minimum zone: 9
Cold hardiness: 20° F


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