San Diego povertyweed Asteraceae Iva
hayesiana A. Gray symbol: IVHA
Leaf: Opposite on older growth and alternate to subopposite on newer growth, evergreen to tardily deciduous, narrowly ovate to lanceolate, entire or somewhat rolled-under leaf edges, aromatic, pale green and gland-dotted above and below.
Flower: Green aster-like disk, inconspicuous, 1/2 inch across, slightly drooping from leaf axils, appearing during the summer.
Fruit: Small achenes (1/4 inch), maturing late summer to fall.
Twig: Slender, green changing to brown.
Bark: Smooth and gray-brown.
Form: A low shrub, to 4 feet.
Additional Range Information: Iva hayesiana is native to North America. Range may be expanded by planting. See states reporting San Diego povertyweed.
External Links: USDA Plants Database
All material © 2017 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson