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Plants of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve

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Encelia californica (California bush sunflower)

Common, native, perennial shrub found in coastal sage scrub and at restoration sites. Flowers are yellow with black centers. Blooms in spring through summer (or later).

Encelia californica (California sunflower). NATIVE Seedlings pictured in winter.


Encelia californica (California sunflower). NATIVE Pictured in spring (on hillside).


Encelia californica (California sunflower). NATIVE Pictured in summer.


Encelia californica (California sunflower). NATIVE Pictured in summer.