Encelia actoni
Encelia actonii
Encelia actoni
Encelia actoni Encelia actoni Encelia actoni
Common Name Acton Encelia, Mountain Bush Sunflower
Latin Name Encelia actoni
Family Asteraceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones  
Type / Form Shrub / Medium
Native Habitat Between 2,500 and 6,000 feet in the Great Basin and Mojave Deserts
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Exposure Full sun
Water None once established
Height X Width 1 foot X 4 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Grey to white
Flowers Yellow flowers in spring and summer, sage-like fragrant foliage
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance None
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases None
Landscape uses Erosion control, rock garden, borders, low maintenance, foliage accent, parkways, cut flowers
Garden Suitability Fragrance, Moonlight, Butterfly, Thornless, Songbird
Ornamental Value Yellow flowers in spring and summer, sage-like fragrant foliage
Nature Value Flowers used by butterflies and bees, seeds eaten by songbirds
Native American Uses Saging
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encelia_actoni
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=2962
    Data http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=250066495
    Data http://www.theodorepayne.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Encelia_actoni&redirect=no
    Data http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?Encelia+actoni
    Nursery, images and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/259.htm
    Nursery, images and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Encelia+actoni
    Distribution map http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=2962