Baccharis pilularis subsp. consanguinea (DC.) C.B.Wolf, (Syn: Baccharis pilularis subsp. consanguinea (DC.) C. B. Wolf; Baccharis consanguinea DC.; Baccharis pilularis var. consanguinea (DC.) Kuntze);
Baccharis pilularis, called coyote brush (or bush), chaparral broom, and bush baccharis, is a shrub in the daisy family native to California, Oregon, Washington, and Baja California. There are reports of isolated populations in New Mexico, most likely introduced.
The plants are found in a variety of habitats, from coastal bluffs, oak woodlands, and grasslands, including on hillsides and in canyons, below 2,000 feet (610 m).
The Baccharis pilularis shrub is generally smaller than 3 metres (9.8 ft) in height. Erect plants are generally mixed (and intergrade completely) with prostrate plants. It is glabrous and generally sticky.
The stems are prostrate to erect which branches spreading or ascending. The leaves are 8–55 millimetres (0.31–2.17 in) long and are entire to toothed and oblanceolate to obovate, with three principal veins.
The flower heads are in a leafy panicle. The involucres are hemispheric to bell shaped. This species is dioecious (pistillate and staminate flowers occur on separate plants). Both staminate and pistillate heads are 3.5–5 millimetres (0.14–0.20 in) long. Phyllaries are in 4–6 series, ovate, and glabrous. The receptacles are convex to conic and honeycombed. The staminate flowers range from 20–30 and there are 19–43 pistillate flowers.
Baccharis pilularis is cultivated as an ornamental plant, and used frequently in drought tolerant, native plant, and wildlife gardens; and in natural landscaping and habitat restoration projects. The cultivar ground cover selections have various qualities of height and spread, leaf colors, and textures. The upright forms are useful for hedges and fence lines, and year-round foliage.
(from Wikipedia on 3.11.17)
Wild bush seen on a mountain in California on 1/10/14.
The white tips are probably the buds and a few open flowers.
Seems to be a native plant.
These are all the pictures and details I have.
The plant loaded by you seems to be species of Philadelphus probably lewisii
Thanks for suggested id.
The leaves and flowers do not match my pictures.
This plant has been identified as Baccharis pilularis of Asteraceae by Julie Evens of California Native Plant Society.
Probably Male Flowers.
Where are the images
I have four types of plants in this species from California
Baccharis pilularis subsp. pilularis male
Baccharis pilularis subsp. pilularis female
Baccharis pilularis subsp. consanguinea male
Baccharis pilularis subsp. consanguinea female
All four are uploaded on Facebook California Native Plant Society.
This bush with elongated flower heads is female of Baccharis pilularis subsp consanguinea, very common in hills near us known as Coyote hills, that gives it common name Coyote bush or brush.
Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 GCC IPNI