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Geraea canescens

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Species Name: Geraea canescens
Common Name: Hairy desert sunflower

A good butterfly plant for an informal area. Open and airy structure with sunny yellow flowers in spring and fall. Hairy stems. Sometimes hybridizes with Encelia farinosa

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Annual/Perennial
Height by Width: 2-3' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Upright, open
Deciduous/Evergreen: Drought deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Feb–May, Oct–Nov
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Southern Deserts
Natural Habitat: Sandy desert soils. Elevation: 0-5100'

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