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Baccharis plummerae
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Plummer's Baccharis
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Baccharis plummerae

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About Plummer's Baccharis (Baccharis plummerae) Baccharis plummerae is a species of baccharis known by the common name Plummer's baccharis. It is endemic to California, where it can be found on the coastline and in the coastal mountain ranges. This is a bushy shrub producing many erect, slender stems approaching two meters in maximum height. The leaves are linear to oblong in shape and sometimes have fine teeth along the edges. They may be up to 4.5 centimeters long. The shrub is dioecious, with male and female plants producing flower heads of different types. The head is enclosed in a layer of phyllaries which are hairy and sticky. The fruit is a ribbed achene with a pappus 7 or 8 millimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
3.5 - 7 ft (1.1 - 2.1 m)

Flower Color
Cream, White

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Rocky slopes

Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
-110' - 4252'

Annual Precip. ?
4.1" - 35.1"

Summer Precip. ?
0.15" - 1.24"

Coldest Month ?
43.6° F - 56.3° F

Hottest Month ?
59.7° F - 85.4° F

Humidity ?
0.94 vpd - 36.42 vpd

Landscaping Information
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Common uses
Hedges, 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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