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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Encelia frutescens (Button Brittlebush, Green Brittlebush, Rayless Encelia, Button Encelia)

Cabeza Prieta Peak

 

 Encelia frutescens

 Encelia frutescens

 Encelia frutescens

 Encelia frutescens

 Encelia frutescens

 Encelia frutescens

 Encelia frutescens

Habitat: bajadas
Life Form: shrub,low
Leaf Description: alternate simple
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: Jan. to Sept.
Spines: spineless
Family: Asteraceae (sunflower family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 21. Eudicots: Asteraceae-Aster Family. Phytoneuron 2016-77: 1-164. Published 29 November 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 70 (30.2 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Encelia frutescens (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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