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Encelia californica

Bush sunflower

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusEnceliaNamed for German naturalist Christoph Entzelt
Speciescalifornica

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Encelia californica (bush sunflower)

2/24/2010 · Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, Cali­fornia
≈ 3½ × 2½" (9.3 × 6.2 cm)

Encelia californica (bush sunflower)

2/24/2010 · Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, Cali­fornia
≈ 22 × 15" (57 × 38 cm)

 

Encelia californica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 7 Oct 2021.

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Encelia californica (bush sunflower)

2/24/2010 · Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, Cali­fornia
≈ 26 × 17" (65 × 43 cm)

Encelia californica (bush sunflower)

2/24/2010 · Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, Cali­fornia
≈ 3 × 3" (8.3 × 7.9 cm)