A National Forest sign just outside Pine Valley, Utah

(Cowania Stansburniana)
A distinctive shrub type of Southern Utah that is found at this elevation. This is a long-lived member of the rose family. Here it grows under optimum conditions to nearly its largest size. Its small yellow rose-shaped flowers give color and fragrance to the hills. Its deep roots and heavy bark give it strength to withstand long periods of drought. It is a favorite food of wildlife and livestock.