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Emory Baccharis (Baccharis emoryi)
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Emory Baccharis (Baccharis emoryi)

General: Emory Baccharis (Baccharis emoryi), is an upright shrub with broad, toothed leaves that grows in damp places. The leaves are thickened, and the fresh stems are angular.

Emory Baccharis is a uncommon component of vegetation communities in moist canyons in the Lower Sonoran (Creosote-Bursage Flats) and Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub) life zones.

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)

Emory Baccharis (Baccharis emoryi)
Leaves on new growth
Emory Baccharis (Baccharis emoryi)
Upper surface of leaf
Emory Baccharis (Baccharis emoryi)
Lower surface of leaf. Leaves 3-veined from the base
Emory Baccharis (Baccharis emoryi)
Stems angular
Emory Baccharis (Baccharis emoryi)
Hard to see against the green background, the inflorescence (center of photo) is mostly leafless with a few persistent flowers
Emory Baccharis (Baccharis emoryi)
Old flowerhead
(at the tip of a twig)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
© 2014 Jim Boone; Last updated 141106

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