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Encelia frutescens

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Species Name: Encelia frutescens
Common Name: Button Brittlebush

Also known as "rayless encelia" because of the petal-less flowers, this desert shrub attracts butterflies and birds and is a great addition to a drought-tolerant garden.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1-3' H x 1-3' W
Growth Habit: Shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Drought deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to infrequent
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?:
Distribution: Deserts
Natural Habitat: Desert washes, flats, slopes, roadsides below 2400'

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