Taxon  Report   1031    
Baccharis pilularis  DC.
Coyote brush,  Dwarf chaparral broom
Baccharis pilularis
© 2004 David A. Tharp
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Baccharis pilularis
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Baccharis pilularis
© 2018 Cynthia Powell
Baccharis pilularis, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Baccharis pilularis
© 2008 Gary McDonald
Genus: Baccharis
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest

Habitat: canyons, coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Baccharis pilularis var. consanguinea
More information about  Baccharis pilularis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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website references from Google

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).