|Arrowweed is a
member of the Sunflower Family.
appears as a large brushy shrub and has adopted to
blowing sand and soil erosion by growing in clumps resembling corn
shocks. Leaves are grayish green and narrow to 1.5 inches in length and
grow all along the stems of the plant. Arrowweed typically grows in wet
places such as coastal sage scrub, creosote bush scrub and low desert
Arrowweed is a
salt tolerant plant and typically grows in areas with low to
moderate soil salinity.
The plant booms between March - July
and produces lavender rayless flowers. Native Americans used the stems
of Arroweed for arrow shafts and the wood to build shelters.