Brittlebrush (Encelia farinosa)

Brittlebrush is an evergreen shrub with silvery-green foliage. Bright yellow flowers bloom in the spring and are very fragrant. Prefers full sun and dry, sandy soils.


Short-lived leafy bush growing 2 to 5 feet tall and wide. Silvery-green leaves produce a substance toxic to other plants in the proximity. Bright yellow flowers bloom in the spring. Brittlebrush prefers dry sandy soils and full sun; drought tolerant.


Additional information

Scientific Name

Encelia farinosa


Encelia farinos var. farinosa, Encelia farinosa var. phenicodonta, Encelia farinosa var. radians

Common Names

Brittlebrush, Goldhills, Incienso

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