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Heterotheca subaxillaris
About Camphorweed (Heterotheca subaxillaris) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Heterotheca subaxillaris, camphorweed, is a North American species of flowering plant in the aster family, common name . It is widespread across much of the United States (from California to Massachusetts) as well as Mexico and Belize. Heterotheca subaxillaris is a perennial, aromatic herb up to centimeters (80 inches or 6 2/3 feet) in height, often with several erect stems. The stems are hairy to bristly. The inflorescence contains 3-180 flower heads in a flat-topped array. Each head contains 15-35; yellow ray florets surrounding 25-60 disc florets at the center.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

6.7 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 1 confirmed , 6 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 3.0" - 33.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.23" - 1.29", Coldest Month: 45.4" - 59.7", Hottest Month: 68.7" - 88.8", Humidity: 1.67" - 40.60", Elevation: -28" - 4509"

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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