San Diego sunflower Asteraceae Viguiera laciniata A. Gray Listen to the Latin symbol: VILA3 Other Fact Sheets
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.
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Additional Range Information:
Viguiera laciniata is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting San Diego sunflower.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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