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Orcutt's Bristleweed
Hazardia orcuttii
About Orcutt's Bristleweed (Hazardia orcuttii) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Hazardia orcuttii is a rare North American species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common names Orcutt's bristleweed and Orcutt's goldenbush. It is native to California in the United States and Baja California in Mexico. It can be found in one location in California, in the city of Encinitas. There, it is located in and near a protected zone known as the Manchester Conservation Area. In Baja California it can be found at 11 to 17 locations. Hazardia orcuttii is a resinous shrub growing up to 100 centimetres (39 in) tall. The leathery, pointed leaves are up to 5 by 1. 5 centimetres (0. 59 in) in size. The flower head is turbin-shaped and has several ray florets and disc florets surrounded by 40 to 60 resinous phyllaries. The fruit is a few millimeters long and is tipped with a brown pappus about half a centimeter long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

3.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Full Sun


Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 9.8" - 12.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.19" - 0.28", Coldest Month: 52.5" - 54.6", Hottest Month: 69.6" - 70.7", Humidity: 1.76" - 12.01", Elevation: 30" - 277"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Orcutt's Goldenbush

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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