Latin name: Encelia californica Nutt.
Pronunciation: en-SEE-lee-a ka-li-FOR-ni-ka
Common name: Bush sunflower
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Habitat: Coastal bluffs and open, brushy slopes in coastal sage scrub and chaparral to 2000', ranging from Santa Barbara Co. to Baja, inland to Riverside and San Bernardino Cos., but primarily cismontane
Blooming period: February to June
Name derivations: 1) Encelia 2) californica