Bahiopsis laciniata

San Diego sunflower, formerly Viguiera laciniata

  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   shrub
  • Flower Size:   small, 1/4 - 1 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   spring - summer
  • Flower Color:   yellow
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast - inland
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Salt Tolerance:   medium
  • Characteristics / Comments:   soil/dune stabilization - good for revegetation
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   179,800
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Bahiopsis laciniata

Common Name:San Diego County viguiera

Bahiopsis laciniata, a angiosperm, is a shrub that is native to California.

US Distribution:California, Baja California, Sonora, Mexico
Plant Community(s):Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

ContraCosta, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Clara, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Ventura

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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