Encelia californica


Trans. Amer Philos. Soc., n. s. 7: 357. 1841.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 121. Mentioned on page 119.

Shrubs, 50–150 cm. Stems with slender branches from bases, glabrous, developing smooth or roughened barks. Leaves cauline; petioles 5–25 mm; blades green, rhombic or narrowly ovate, 30–60 mm, apices acute, faces glabrous. Heads borne singly. Peduncles pubescent. Involucres 10–12 mm. Phyllaries lanceolate. Ray florets 15–25; corolla laminae 15–35 mm. Disc corollas brown-purple, 5–6 mm. Cypselae 5–7 mm; pappi 0. 2n = 36.

Phenology: Flowering Feb–Oct.
Habitat: Coastal scrub
Elevation: 0–600 m



Calif., Mexico (Baja California).


Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Curtis Clark +
Nuttall +
Calif. +  and Mexico (Baja California). +
0–600 m +
Coastal scrub +
Flowering Feb–Oct. +
Trans. Amer Philos. Soc., n. s. +
Undefined (tribe Undefined) subtribe Enceliinae +, Undefined (tribe Undefined) subtribe Engelmanniinae +, Undefined (tribe Undefined) subtribe Spilanthinae +, Undefined (tribe Undefined) subtribe Verbesininae +  and Undefined (tribe Undefined) subtribe Zinniinae +
Encelia californica +
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