Taxon  Report   1031    
Baccharis pilularis  DC.
Coyote brush,  Dwarf chaparral broom
Baccharis pilularis, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

Bloom Period
Genus: Baccharis
Subspecies and Varieties:
Habitat: canyons, coastal

Communities: Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Baccharis pilularis var. consanguinea
More information about  Baccharis pilularis
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


John Callender (CarpWithoutCars):  "Tilden’s monumental study (1951) of this shrub identified over 221 species of insects associated with it, as well as eight species of mites. The insects, in turn, hosted an additional 62 species of parasites for a total of 291 species on coyote brush…" from Russo’s Field Guide to Plant Galls of California and Other Western States:

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Mar 28, 2020).