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Encelia farinosa

Encelia farinosa A. Gray ex Torr.

Encelia farinosa A. Gray ex Torr. var. farinosa

Encelia farinosa A. Gray ex Torr. var. phenicodonta (S.F. Blake) I.M. Johnst.

Encelia farinosa A. Gray ex Torr. var. radians Brandegee ex S.F. Blake

Brittlebush, Goldenhills

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusEnceliaNamed for German naturalist Christoph Entzelt
Speciesfarinosa“Mealy or powdery”

About plant names...

Brittlebush is widespread in Mexico and the southwestern United States. Some natives burned the resin of these plants as incense.

Identification: Forms rounded bushes to 3’ high, with triangular blue-gray leaves up to 4” long. Fine matted plant hairs on the leaves give them a silvery appearance. Yellow flower stalks extend outward from the domelike bush. Easily snapped branches led to the name “brittlebush.”

Online References:

Encelia farinosa at George and Audrey DeLange's Arizona wildflower site

Encelia farinosa on Wikipedia

Encelia farinosa as Compiled by the Master Gardeners of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension

Encelia farinosa at Southeastern Arizona Wildflowers and the Plants of the Sonoran Desert

Encelia farinosa on Plants for a Future, a resource and information centre for edible and otherwise useful plants

Encelia farinosa at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Encelia farinosa on CalPhotos

Encelia farinosa on the USDA Forest Service's Fire Effects Information Database

Encelia farinosa from the Jepson Manual

Encelia farinosa (Brittlebush, Goldenhills)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 31 × 21" (78 × 52 cm)

Encelia farinosa (Brittlebush, Goldenhills)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA

Encelia farinosa (Brittlebush, Goldenhills)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm)

Encelia farinosa (Brittlebush, Goldenhills)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 12 × 8" (31 × 20 cm)

Encelia farinosa (Brittlebush, Goldenhills)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 31 × 21" (78 × 52 cm)

Encelia farinosa description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Encelia farinosa (Brittlebush, Goldenhills)

2/17/2007 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA

Encelia farinosa (Brittlebush, Goldenhills)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm)

Encelia farinosa (Brittlebush, Goldenhills)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm)

Encelia farinosa (Brittlebush, Goldenhills)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 12 × 8" (31 × 20 cm)

Encelia farinosa (Brittlebush, Goldenhills)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm)

Encelia farinosa (Brittlebush, Goldenhills)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 14 cm)

Encelia farinosa (Brittlebush, Goldenhills)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 4½ × 3" (11 × 7.9 cm)

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