California Native Plants
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Encelia californica - Brittle-Bush
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Botanic Name: Encelia californica
Common Name: Brittle-Bush
Size: 4'h x 4'w
Sun: Sun
H20: Occ.H2O/dry
Attracts Butterflies
Type: adults

This small shrub is found growing in coastal scrub. It likes good drainage, full sun, and little water. A member of the Sunflower family, it displays bright yellow 4 inch flowers with a dark center in spring and summer. Reaches about 4 feet tall and wide, making it well placed among Salvias, Artemisias, and Mimulus. The shrub will generally drop its bright green foliage in response to drought; a good watering every month or so should keep it green. It can be used to stabilize the soil on a slope and is a source of food for beneficial insects.

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