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Littleleaf Brickellbush (Brickellia microphylla)
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Littleleaf Brickellbush (Brickellia microphylla)

General: Littleleaf Brickellbush (Brickellia microphylla) is a low-growing shrub with short, toothed leaves. The stems are woolly hairy, and the leaves are notched and glandular with tiny spines at the tips of the serrations.

Littleleaf Brickellbush is an uncommon component of vegetation in moist canyons in the Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub) life zone.

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)

Littleleaf Brickellbush (Brickellia microphylla)
Close up of plant showing a mix of old and new stems and leaves.
Flower heads are persistent.
Littleleaf Brickellbush (Brickellia microphylla)
Leaves along stem. Note the stem is woolly hairy,
and leaves are sessile (lacks a petiole)
Littleleaf Brickellbush (Brickellia microphylla)
Lower surface of leaf
Littleleaf Brickellbush (Brickellia microphylla)
Upper surface of leaf
Littleleaf Brickellbush (Brickellia microphylla)
Shrub going along side the Littleleaf Brickellbush. Leaves more-deeply notched, but otherwise the plants have the same characteristics.
Littleleaf Brickellbush (Brickellia microphylla)
Old flower head. The heads are small and occur at the tips of the stems, and the phyllary tips are somewhat spoon-shaped, recurved, and brown.

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