Apache-Plume is a
of the Rose Family.
appears as a shrub which grows to 6 feet in height and
it has 3/4 inch
grayish green leaves which are divided into 3 to 7 lobes. The plant typically grows
in clearings in dry washes and on hillsides at elevations between 4000 - 8000 feet.
Native Americans used the stems
of the Apache-Plume for arrow shafts.
Apache-Plume typically blooms between
April - October and produces a white flower with five petals that are
2 inches wide followed by a pinkish feathery plume. The shrub acts as
an erosion deterrent along stream banks and is browsed by goats and