Local Species

Scale-broom; Natalie Dong
Project Name : Scale-broom; Natalie Dong
Description : 8) Scale-broom species report
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What is the common name for the species?
What is the scientific name?
Lepidospartum squamatum
What have you learned about this species?
Scale-broom is most often found in chaparral, coastal sage scrub, Joshua Tree Woodlands, Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands, and Riparian areas. Something interesting about scale-broom is that, before factory manufacturing, it was largely used to make brooms, hence its common name.