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Nevin's Brickellbush Back to Plant Page
Brickellia nevinii

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About Nevin's Brickellbush (Brickellia nevinii) Brickellia nevinii is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name Nevin's brickellbush. It is native to California and Nevada, where it is an uncommon resident of desert and mountain scrub plant communities. This is an erect shrub reaching heights between 3 and 5 meters. The dense, tangling branches and foliage are coated in gray woolly fibers. The small leaves are oval to heart-shaped, toothed along the edges, and generally under two centimeters long. The shrub flowers in clusters of flower heads each about 1.5 centimeters long. The head is cylindrical to conical and wrapped in layers of gray woolly phyllaries whose tips curl out from the flower head. The head contains around 23 dull white to reddish-tinted yellow disc florets that stick out from the tip. The fruit is a hairy achene about 4 millimeters long with a pappus of bristles.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
9.8 - 16.4 ft (3 - 5 m)

Flower Color

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type


Elevation ?
191' - 6049'

Annual Precip. ?
5.9" - 41.8"

Summer Precip. ?
0.21" - 1.88"

Coldest Month ?
38.9° F - 55.8° F

Hottest Month ?
62.6° F - 79.1° F

Humidity ?
1.47 vpd - 29.78 vpd

Sunset Zones ?
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never 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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