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Desert Baccharis (Baccharis sergiloides)
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Desert Baccharis (Baccharis sergiloides)
Green stems with dry flowerheads

General: Desert Baccharis (Baccharis sergiloides), is an upright, many-stemmed shrub with green, angular stems and fairly wide, notched leaves. The leaves are deciduous at flowering, so often the shrubs appears as green stems with dry flowerheads. A member of the sunflower family, but the flowers have no "petals," that is, only disk flowers are present.

Desert baccharis is a fairly common component of vegetation communities in canyons, washes, along streams, and other moist places in the Lower Sonoran (Creosote-Bursage Flats) and Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub) life zones.

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)

Desert Baccharis (Baccharis sergiloides)
Desert Baccharis along a Death Valley wash
Desert Baccharis (Baccharis sergiloides)
Many, upright, green stems
Desert Baccharis (Baccharis sergiloides) Desert Baccharis (Baccharis sergiloides)
Desert Baccharis (Baccharis sergiloides) Desert Baccharis (Baccharis sergiloides)
Desert Baccharis (Baccharis sergiloides) Desert Baccharis (Baccharis sergiloides)
Desert Baccharis (Baccharis sergiloides) Desert Baccharis (Baccharis sergiloides)
Desert Baccharis (Baccharis sergiloides) Desert Baccharis (Baccharis sergiloides)
Desert Baccharis (Baccharis sergiloides) Desert Baccharis (Baccharis sergiloides)
Desert Baccharis (Baccharis sergiloides) more to come ...

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