Encelia conspersa A.Gray
This shrub is native to southern California (U.S.) and northern Baja California (México). It is a member of the coastal sage plant community at the shoreline, and the chaparral and woodlands plant community on inland foothills in the Transverse and Peninsular Ranges.
Encelia californica is a bushy, sprawling shrub reaching between 50–150 cm (20-60 inches) in height. It has many thin branches covered in widely spaced green leaves which are a rounded diamond shape.
It is a host plant for the larvae of the Bay checkerspot butterfly, a threatened species.
Encelia californica is cultivated by specialty nurseries as an ornamental plant, for use in native plant and wildlife gardens, and natural landscaping projects. It is drought tolerant but not frost tolerant, and needs full sun.
- The Plant List, Encelia californica Nutt.
- Calflora taxon report, University of California, Encelia californica Nutt., California brittlebush, California encelia, bush sunflower
- Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
- Tropicos, specimen listing for Encelia californica Nutt.
- Flora of North America Encelia californica Nuttall
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- Calflora Database: Encelia californica (California brittlebush, Bush sunflower)
- Jepson Manual eFlora (TJM2) treatment of Encelia californica
- USDA Plants Profile for Encelia californica (California brittlebush)
- UC Calphotos gallery of Encelia californica (California brittlebush)
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