Taxon  Report   1035 
Baccharis salicifolia  (Ruiz Lopez & Pavon) Pers.
Mule fat.,  seep willow, Mule's fat, Mulefat
Baccharis salicifolia
© 2010 Thomas Stoughton
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Baccharis salicifolia
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Baccharis salicifolia
© 2006 Steve Matson
Baccharis salicifolia, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Baccharis salicifolia
© 2010 Thomas Stoughton
Genus: Baccharis
Subspecies and Varieties:
Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks
Wetlands: Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Baccharis glutinosa
PLANTS: Baccharis viminea
PLANTS: Molina salicifolia
More information about  Baccharis salicifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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:   (Accessed: Feb 19, 2018).

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