Brittlebush

Encelia farinosa

plant type:
subshrub
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
NA
cover:
NA

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
0
Max elevation:
5000
Counties: 
Coconino
Gila
Graham
Greenlee
La Paz
Maricopa
Mohave
Pima
Pinal
Yuma

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
NA
Germination Overall: 
NA
Germination rate: 
NA
Germination Requirements: 
NA
Reproduction: 
NA
Establishment: 
High

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
NA
NOTES:
competes strongly with invasive species - found to successfully outcompete red brome (Bromus rubens) and buffelgrass (Cenchrus ciliaris) but no forage value for domestic livestock, can be weedy and reduce grass forage species
Citations:

Abella et al. 2012, Ibarra et al. 1986, Brady 1991, Humphrey 1953, Brown & Minnich 1986