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Viguiera laciniata

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Viguiera laciniata
Viguiera laciniata

Species Name: Viguiera laciniata
Common Name: San Diego Sunflower

Produces large quantities of cheery golden yellow flowers. A great choice for slope, dry garden, or difficult sunny spot. Small birds like to hunt for seeds among the dense branches.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3' H x 5' W
Growth Habit: Low and bushy
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: List 4/ RED 1-2-1
Distribution: Southern South Coast Range, Southwest Peninsular Range (Southwest San Diego County), Baja
Natural Habitat: Shrubby slopes below 2000'; RARE in California

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