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Acton Encelia
Encelia actoni
  
About Acton Encelia (Encelia actoni) 7 Nurseries Carry This Plant Encelia actoni, also known by the common names Acton brittlebush and Acton encelia, is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family. It is sometimes misspelled E. actonii. The plant is native to California and Nevada in the U. S. and Baja California in Mexico. It grows in various types of open habitat, including deserts, chaparral, and grasslands. It is found in the Mojave Desert, Sonoran Deserts, Peninsular Ranges, Transverse Ranges, San Joaquin Valley, and southern Sierra Nevada. The species was named for the community of Acton in Southern California, located in an ecotone of the Mojave Desert ecoregion and of the montane chaparral and woodlands in the San Gabriel Mountains. Encelia actoni is cultivated as an ornamental plant for drought tolerant and wildlife gardens, natural landscaping design, and habitat restoration projects. It needs sun and after the first summer, very limited to no supplemental irrigation.

Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
5 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Winter, Spring, Summer

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers sandy or decomposed granite soil

Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
7, 8*, 9*, 10, 11*, 12, 13, 14*, 15, 16, 18, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22, 23, 24

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Open, rocky slopes,

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 2.0" - 29.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 2.84", Coldest Month: 33.3" - 60.5", Hottest Month: 59.4" - 89.5", Humidity: 0.95" - 47.01", Elevation: 3" - 6970"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Acton Brittlebush, Acton's Brittlebush


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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