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Encelia frutescens

Encelia frutescens (A. Gray) A. Gray

Bush Encelia, Button Brittlebush, Button Encelia

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Encelia frutescens var. frutescens, Simsia frutescens


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: No ray florets present, only disc florets.



Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Encelia frutescens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Encelia frutescens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Encelia frutescens


Record Modified: 2019-02-26
Research By: CBR

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