Latin name: Baccharis salicifolia (Ruiz Lopez & Pavón) Pers. ssp. salicifolia
Pronunciation: BAK-ar-is sa-lis-i-FO-lee-a
Common name: Mulefat
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Habitat: Riparian woodland, canyon bottoms, disturbed sites to 7500' ranging from Baja to central California and from the coast to the deserts
Blooming period: Any time during the year
Name derivations: 1) Baccharis 2) salicifolia
NOTE: Dioecious species with male and female flowers on separate plants. Left and middle: male, Right: female