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Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii

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Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii
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Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii
Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii
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Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii
Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii
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Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii

Species Name: Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii
Common Name: Butterweed

Bright yellow flowers bloom for long periods and feather-like foliage adds texture to the garden. Excellent butterfly nectar plant. Native to rocky soil of chaparral and coastal sage scrub. Caution: Toxic to livestock (not to people or pets).

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3-4' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Upright, feathery
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 30 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Throughout California Floristic Province (except North Coast, Klamath Ranges), Baja
Natural Habitat: Dry, rocky or sandy sites 5,300'

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