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There are several species of Big Sagebrush that occur in the West. It is arguably one of the most important native shrubs, as it provides habitat and is a food source for everything from invertebrates up to pronghorn antelope and elk. Read more on the USDA website.
Ericameria and Chrysothamnus species
These look-a likes are one of the first species to recolonize disturbed sites and are excellent late season pollinator plants. Native bees and honeybees like the Grey Rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa) in particular. They provide cover for birds and rodents and are a winter food source for jack rabbits.
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