Baccharis (Coyote bush)—Baccharis pilularis
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Baccharis species are evergreen woody shrubs
or ground covers that can be used as bank covers, for erosion control,
or in natural landscapes. They require little care once established.
Most have inconspicuous flowers. Female plants will be covered
with cottony fluff of seeds in late fall.
Optimum conditions for growth
Most baccharis species are adaptable to
the desert regions of the southwest or to the California high deserts.
Baccharis species prefer full sun. They need little water in coastal
areas but inland do best with occasional summer water.
Leaves of baccharis