Calflora
Taxon  Report   2966    
Encelia frutescens  (A. Gray) A. Gray
Bush encelia,  Button brittlebush, Button encelia, Rayless encelia
Encelia frutescens
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Encelia frutescens
© 2009 Aaron Schusteff
Encelia frutescens
© 2010 Steve Matson
Encelia frutescens, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Encelia frutescens
© 2008 Christopher L. Christie
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Encelia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Encelia frutescens var. frutescens
PLANTS: Simsia frutescens
More information about  Encelia frutescens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ENFR)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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