Encelia farinosa  Encelia farinosa  Encelia farinosa
Common Name Brittle Bush, Incienso
Latin Name Encelia farinosa
Native Habitat Southern California slopes below 5,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month
Height X Width 3 feet X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism Aromatic oils discourage browsers
Leaves Evergreen, aromatic silver leaves
Garden Suitability Thornless, Hummingbird, Fragrance, Songbird, Moonlight, Butterfly, Ethnobotanical
Ornamental Value Yellow flowers blooming all spring, fragrant, cold marginal
Nature Value Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds use flowers; browse for deer and bighorn sheep
Native American Uses Leaves and branches used for saging, gum eaten from ends of mature stems, dried leaves used as tender to start fires
Links  
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54220/
    Images and data http://ag.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Encelia_farinosa.html
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Asteraceae/Encelia_farinosa.html
    Images and data http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/yellows/yellow06.html
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ENFA
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/Brittlebush/Brittlebush.htm
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encelia_farinosa
    Images and data http://cabezaprieta.org/plant_page.php?id=1203
    Images and data http://www.sunnygardens.com/garden_plants/encelia/encelia_1100.php
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Encelia+farinosa
    Data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/encfar/all.html
    Distribution http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=2964
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ENFA
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/261.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Encelia+farinosa
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