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Desert Baccharis
Baccharis sergiloides
  
About Desert Baccharis (Baccharis sergiloides) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Baccharis sergiloides is a species of baccharis known by the common name desert baccharis. :126The plant is native to the Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico, where it grows in wet areas in dry desert and woodland habitat, such as streambeds. It is found in the Mojave Desert and Sonoran Deserts in the States of California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Sonora, and Baja California. Baccharis sergiloides is a shrub producing many erect, branching stems approaching 2 m (6 ft) in maximum height. The leaves are mostly oval shape and up to about 3 centimetres (1. 2 in) long. The leaves generally fall by the time the plant blooms. 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 glandular and sticky. The fruit is a ribbed achene with a pappus a few millimeters long. Baccharis sergiloides is a shrub producing many erect, branching stems approaching 2 m (6 ft) in maximum height. The leaves are mostly oval shape and up to about 3 centimetres (1. 2 in) long. The leaves generally fall by the time the plant blooms. 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 glandular and sticky. The fruit is a ribbed achene with a pappus a few millimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
6.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Cream, White

Wildlife Supported
 


Landscaping Information
Nurseries
Nurseries

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 2.5" - 35.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.31" - 2.73", Coldest Month: 36.6" - 61.0", Hottest Month: 64.3" - 89.6", Humidity: 2.00" - 47.01", Elevation: -232" - 6063"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Squaw Waterweed 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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