Emory's baccharis Asteraceae Baccharis
emoryi A. Gray symbol: BAEM
Leaf: Simple, alternate, persistent, 1/2 to 2 inches long, obovate to oblanceolate, gray-green and NOT gland-dotted (distinguishes from B. salicina), thick and waxy, margins entire near the base but sparsely and coarsely toothed above, or with up to 3 irregular lobes.
Flower: Species is dioecious, female flowers white, male flowers yellow; small but profuse and borne in small upright clusters; present August-December.
Fruit: Tufted achenes (similar to thistles), tiny, light, and wind-borne.
Twig: Young twigs are slender, brown, glabrous, and finely ribbed; older twigs gray-brown, ribbed, and roughened by leaf scars; resinous.
Bark: Gray-brown and rough.
Form: An evergreen shrub 10 feet.
Looks like: desertbroom - yerba de pasmo - coyotebrush
Additional Range Information: Baccharis emoryi is native to North America. Range may be expanded by planting. See the full-size PDF map.
External Links: USDA Plants Database
All material © 2019 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson; Silvics reprinted from Ag Handbook 654; range map source information