Scientific Name 

Encelia californica Nutt.                

Family

Asteraceae 

General    

     Native to coastal habitats in southern California and Baja California.  This attractive and hardy species is easily grown from seeds, and adapts well to low water landscaping use.              

CI

   This species is very common around CI.  It blooms year-round in areas along pathways that receive irrigation water.

 

References

      More on this species at CalFlora

      The Jepson Manual (2012:  304, Encelia by David J. Keil and Curtis Clark).

      Dale (2000:  61).

      McAuley (1996:  213).

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Encelia californica bush, on south facing slope of hill to the north of Sage Hall (along pathway leading to old water tank site) (2 February 2003).

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Encelia californica (and hillside) along pathway to the east of University Glen, CI (2 March 2003).

 encelia-californica-22mar2008-3Encelia californica at the margin of the park east of University Glen, CI (Easter Morning, 22 March 2008).

 encelia-californica-22mar2008-6Encelia californica at the margin of the park east of University Glen, CI (Easter Morning, 22 March 2008). 

 

encelia-californica-10apr2014-1Encelia californica returning from root stock following Springs Fire of May 2013, on slope above (south) of Malibu Hall, CI camps (10 April 2014).

 

encelia-californica-20mar2016-1Encelia californica on steep slope to east of Camarillo Street, CI campus.  Note distinctive volcanic geologic formation to right known as breccia (20 March 2016).

encelia-californica-27feb2015-1Encelia californica on eastern margin of Round Mountain, near base (27 February 2015).

 

 

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