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Baccharis malibuensis
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Malibu Baccharis
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Baccharis malibuensis

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About Malibu Baccharis (Baccharis malibuensis) Baccharis malibuensis is a rare California species of shrubs in the aster family known by the common name Malibu baccharis. It is endemic to southern California. It was first recognized as a distinct taxon in the Malibu Creek drainage in the Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu. Other populations have since been located in Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties. It grows in chaparral, coastal sage scrub, and oak woodlands. Most of the occurrences contain fewer than 200 individual plants. The species was described to science only in 1995.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
6.6 ft (2 m)

Flower Color
Cream, White

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
158' - 3212'

Annual Precip. ?
14.7" - 28.3"

Summer Precip. ?
0.17" - 0.61"

Coldest Month ?
47.9° F - 54.6° F

Hottest Month ?
71.7° F - 76.7° F

Humidity ?
1.65 vpd - 22.13 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Rarely Available

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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