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brittlebush

[brit-l-boo sh] /ˈbrɪt lˌbʊʃ/
noun
1.
any of several composite plants of the genus Encelia, of desert regions of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having alternate leaves and yellow ray flowers with a yellow or purple center.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10, Americanism; brittle + bush1, so called from the texture of its leaves
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  • In the spring, the alluvial fans turn yellow with brittlebush and other wildflowers.

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