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Plant type

Perennial herb


3 - 7 ft Tall


Cream, Brown

Flowering season

Summer, Fall

Baccharis douglasii is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common names saltmarsh baccharis and Douglas' baccharis. It is native to California, where it grows in wet places such as salt marshes. Its range may extend into Oregon. This is a rhizomatous perennial herb growing to heights between one and two meters. The lance-shaped leaves are up to about 12 centimeters long and have short winged petioles. The foliage and flower clusters are resinous and sticky. The plants are dioecious, with male plants producing clusters of up to 40 whitish staminate flowers and female plants bearing bunches of up to 150 fluffy whitish pistillate flowers with a hairlike pappus attached to each developing fruit.


Partial Shade


Moderate, High

Soil drainage



For propagating by seed: No treatment.


Butterflies and moths supported

1 confirmed and 27 likely

Confirmed Likely

Common Gray|Cranberry Spanworm

Anavitrinella pampinaria

Orange Tortrix Moth

Argyrotaenia franciscana

Aristotelia argentifera

Bucculatrix separabilis

Site type

Moist salt marshes and stream edges

Plant communities

Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Salt Marsh, Foothill Woodland, Northern Coastal Scrub, Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Wetland-Riparian,