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Tauschia arguta

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Tauschia arguta

Species Name: Tauschia arguta
Common Name: Southern California Tauschia

Excellent forage source for butterflies; Native to the Santa Monica Mountains. Use in dry perennial borders or in containers. Leaves have subtle fragrance.

Plant Family: Apiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1-2'h x 2'w
Growth Habit: Erect, but low
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun to part sun
Soil Preference: Sandy, rocky
Water Requirements: Dry to Semi-dry
Cold Hardy to: To 25 degrees
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Outer South Coast Range, Southwest, Baja
Natural Habitat: Chaprral, woodland from 330-5000'

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