Taxon  Report   2967    
Encelia virginensis  A. Nelson
Encelia,  Virgin river brittlebush, Virgin river encelia
Encelia virginensis
© 2007 Jason E. Willand
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Encelia virginensis
© 2007 Jason E. Willand
Encelia virginensis
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Encelia virginensis, 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 virginensis
© 2005 James M. Andre
Genus: Encelia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Encelia frutescens var. virginensis
PLANTS: Encelia virginensis var. virginensis
More information about  Encelia virginensis
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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 16, 2019).