Plant family: Asteraceae - Sunflower
Plant type: Shrub
Plant origin: N/A, California
Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Grassland
Clay, Decomposed Granite, Alkaline
Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerates Hard Frost
This is the plant you have seen brightening up the chaparral with its bright golden flowers in the spring and early summer months. It is an upright perennial with lacy, fern-like leaves that are grayish green. This hardy plant can survive on almost no water but its foliage will improve with some supplemental watering. Plant in masses in dry borders, or as part of a meadow with grasses. Cut back in late fall for best appearance the next year.
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