San Diego povertyweed Asteraceae Iva hayesiana A. Gray Listen to the Latin symbol: IVHA Other Fact Sheets
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.
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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
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