Fairy Duster is a 1 to 3 ft. shrub to sub-shrub that is native from San Diego County through New Mexico and south to Mexico. The 1-2 inch flowers are like a red cross between acacia and bottlebrush. Cattle, deer and horses will browse Fairy Duster if given a chance. In the desert washes it is invisible until it flowers, then it is a ohhh and ahhh.
Calliandra eriophylla tolerates sand and seasonal flooding.
Foliage of Calliandra eriophylla has color green-gray and is stressdeciduous.
Flower of Calliandra eriophylla has color pink.
Communities for Calliandra eriophylla:Creosote Bush Scrub and Riparian (rivers & creeks).