Encelia frutescens

Encelia frutescens

name = "Encelia frutescens"

image_width = 250px
regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Magnoliopsida
ordo = Asterales
familia = Asteraceae
genus = "Encelia"
species = "E. frutescens"
binomial = "Encelia frutescens"
binomial_authority = A.Gray

"Encelia frutescens" is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common names button brittlebush and bush encelia. This is a plant of the United States' desert southwest, especially the Mojave Desert. The flower heads usually, but not always, lack ray florets and are composed of only a disc packed with disc florets. The leaves are rough and hairy. The flat, light fruits are wind-dispersed. This is an occasional food plant for the desert tortoise. It is one of the first plants to colonize disturbed or burned sites.

External links

* [http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?609,1067,1072 Jepson Manual Treatment]
* [http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ENFR USDA Plants Profile]
* [http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/encfru/all.html Ecology]
* [http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?query_src=photos_index&where-taxon=Encelia+frutescens Photo gallery]

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