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San Diego County Viguiera
Bahiopsis laciniata
  
About San Diego County Viguiera (Bahiopsis laciniata) 8 Nurseries Carry This Plant Bahiopsis laciniata is a native shrub of the Aster family that is restricted to coastal southern California and northern Baja. It is very floriferous and blooms over most of the year. It is known by the common names San Diego Sunflower and Tornleaf Goldeneye. It is native to the dry mesas, canyons and mountain slopes as part of chaparral and coastal sage scrub. It is a hairy, resinous shrub growing to a maximum height well over one meter. The leaves have lance-shaped blades up to 5 centimeters long which are glandular and shiny with resin. The blades have smooth or shallowly toothed edges which are sometimes rolled under or crinkled, producing a torn appearance. The inflorescence is a solitary sunflower-like flower head or cyme of several heads. The flower head has several yellow ray florets measuring 6 millimeters to over a centimeter long. The fruit is an achene tipped with a pappus.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
1.6 - 3.3 ft tall
3 - 4 ft wide

Form
Form
Mounding

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Fragrance
Fragrance
Slight

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Winter, Spring, Summer

Wildlife Supported
 
Hummingbirds and insects and attracted to the flowers

 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 1x / month once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Very Easy

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium, Slow

Soil Description
Soil Description
Tolerant of a variety of soils as long as drainage is adequate. Soil PH: 6.0 - 8.0

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Companion Plants
Companion Plants
Woolly bluecurls, Scarlet Bugler, Cleveland Sage, California Encelia, Mojave Yucca, Mimulus sp, Manzanita sp, Ceanothus sp,

Maintenance
Maintenance
Prune to shape when not in bloom

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Dry slopes, canyons and mesas

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 9.7" - 23.9", Summer Precipitation: 0.19" - 1.63", Coldest Month: 41.5" - 56.5", Hottest Month: 69.0" - 80.0", Humidity: 1.14" - 25.43", Elevation: 13" - 3511"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Viguiera laciniata
Common Names: San Diego Sunflower, Torhleaf Goldeneye, Tornleaf Goldeneye


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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