Scientific Name

Baccharis pilularis DC.            

Family

Asteraceae

General

     Widely distributed in western North America.

CI

     This shrub is not common around CI habitats, often encountered along paths.  It grows rapidly and with little water, making it a sound choice for xeroscaping.       

 References

      See this species at CalFlora.

      The Jepson Manual (2012:  256, Baccharis by David Bogler).

      Dale (2000:  54).

      McAuley (1996:  196).

 

baccharispilularis-11apr2013-1Baccharis pilularis on hillside above University Park entrance area, CI.  Note the dense undergrowth present seen here about one month before the Springs Fire (11 April 2013). 

 

baccharispilularis-11apr2013-2-1Baccharis pilularis on hillside above University Park entrance area, CI.  Note the dense undergrowth present seen here about one month before the Springs Fire (11 April 2013).

 

baccharispilularis-11apr2013-2Baccharis pilularis near the top of the ridge line above the University Park entrance, CI (11 April 2013).

 

baccharispilularis-11apr2013-3Baccharis pilularis near the top of the ridge line above the University Park entrance, CI (11 April 2013).

 

baccharispilularis-11apr2013-4Baccharis pilularis on hillside above University Park entrance area, CI.  Note the dense undergrowth present seen here about one month before the Springs Fire (11 April 2013).