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Pluchea sericea

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Species Name: Pluchea sericea
Common Name: Arrow Weed

This shrub grows near water throughout southern California. This would be an excellent plant for soil stabilization near streams and washes, or in an area that is watered regularly. It does spread, so give it room.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 5-10' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Upright, thicket-forming
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: San Joaquin Valley, Inner South Coast Ranges, South Coast, southern Channel Islands, Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Ranges, Deserts
Natural Habitat: Forming thickets in stream bottoms , washes, canyons, around springs, sometimes in saline areas


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