(Ericameria fasciculata )
Photo Copyright Beatrice F. Howitt California Academy of Sciences
Description: Evergreen shrub less than 20 inches (5dm) tall, and densely leafy. Leaves narrow with a smooth edge, 3/8 - 3/4 inches (1-2cm) long. Inflorescence are 1-few radiate heads in cymes. Heads contain 1-2 ray flowers and 20-25 disk flowers. Ray flowers have yellow petals, 1/4 inch (5-6.5mm) long, and disk flowers have yellow petals 5/16 - 3/8 inches (8-10mm) long. The base of the flower heads contain 22-26 resinous, pale yellow phyllaries (bracts), in 4-5 rows. Fruit are densely hairy, less than 1/8 inch (3.5mm) long.
Habitat: Dunes, coastal chaparral, closed cone pine forest. Elevation 96 - 880 feet.
Flowering Period: Blooms July - October.
Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B