Encelia frutescens

Encelia frutescens

Bush encelia

Previous scientific name(s): Encelia frutescens var. frutescens, Simsia frutescens

Drought tolerant, short-lived, perennial native shrub with yellow flowers that bloom January through September. Occurs as single plants or in small groups in upland, desert environments, at elevations up to 5,000 ft. Aggressive colonizer of disturbed areas. High forage value to grazing animals.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 5 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
- 8 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
1,000 
- 5,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Best
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Best
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
20.30 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
47,300
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Yellow
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer