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Baccharis glutinosa

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About Saltmarsh Baccharis (Baccharis glutinosa) Baccharis douglasii is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common names saltmarsh baccharis and Douglas' baccharis. It is native to California, where it grows in wet places such as salt marshes. Its range may extend into Oregon. This is a rhizomatous perennial herb growing to heights between one and two meters. The lance-shaped leaves are up to about 12 centimeters long and have short winged petioles. The foliage and flower clusters are resinous and sticky. The plants are dioecious, with male plants producing clusters of up to 40 whitish staminate flowers and female plants bearing bunches of up to 150 fluffy whitish pistillate flowers with a hairlike pappus attached to each developing fruit.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
3.3 - 7 ft (1 - 2.1 m)

Flower Color
Cream, Brown

Flowering Season
Summer, Fall

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Moist salt marshes and stream edges

Part Shade

Elevation ?
-7' - 5892'

Annual Precip. ?
5.4" - 67.0"

Summer Precip. ?
0.14" - 2.71"

Coldest Month ?
38.4° F - 56.4° F

Hottest Month ?
57.5° F - 81.0° F

Humidity ?
0.02 vpd - 31.21 vpd


Landscaping Information
Water Requirement ?
Moderate - High
Extremely Low
Very Low
Moderate - High

Propagation ?
For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Sometimes Available

Other Names
Botanical Names
Baccharis douglasii

Common Names
Douglas' Baccharis

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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