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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, but the lateral veins are less pronounced on upper leaves.
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 tip of twig.

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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