San Diego sunflower Asteraceae Viguiera laciniata
Leaf:Alternate, simple, evergreen (drought deciduous), lanceolate to deltoid, 2 to 3 inches long, entire margins; shiny above, silvery gray with pubescence below.
Flower:Very attractive bright yellow daisy-like flowers, each 2 inches across, appearing at the ends of twigs on long stalks (elevating the flowers well above leaves); appearing with adequate moisture throughout the year.
Fruit:A composite of small achenes.
Twig:Barely woody, light reddish gray, young twigs are gray fuzzy.
Bark:Gray and shallowly furrowed.
Form:Small mounding shrub up to 5 feet tall and equally as wide.