Taxon  Report   2963    
Encelia californica  Nutt.
Bush sunflower,  California brittlebush, California encelia
Encelia californica
© 2007 Shawn DeCew
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Encelia californica
© 2010 Michael O'Brien
Encelia californica
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff: Encelia californica LEFT, E. farinosa RIGHT.
Encelia californica, 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 californica
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Encelia
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Encelia californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).