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California Encelia
Bush Sunflower
(Encelia californica)

Plant: An abundant, many branched perennial shrub that has a woody base and grows in clumps that are between 2 and 5 feet high. Common.
Flowers: There is only one flower head on each stalk. The flowers are a bright yellow "sunflower" with a red brown center.
Stem and Leaf: Lance shaped, 1 to 2½ inches long. Smooth, wavy edge, green and somewhat woolly.