“Floret & The Sepals” presented by Encelia farinosa Anatomy

By |2020-08-06T15:49:17-08:00April 23rd, 2020|Categories: A Perfumed Garden, Botanical Identification|Tags: , , , , |

If I asked you to describe Encelia farinosa anatomy, where would you start? [Waiting for a response...] Ah! Compound flowers you say? That's indeed a good starting point. So, what is a compound flower and what is the opposite of a compound [...]

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Nicotiana and Encelia

By |2018-08-20T16:49:46-08:00February 8th, 2017|Categories: Botanical Identification|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We think Nicotiana Obtusifolia, and Encelia Farinosa... Hmm. Notice the clasped leaf structure. An early flower-er. Nicotiana obtusifolia M. Martens & Galeotti NATIVE Habit: Perennial herb 2--8 dm, glandular-hairy, base often +- woody. Leaf: 2--10 cm; lower short-petioled, (ob)ovate; upper +- narrowly [...]

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Brittlebush

By |2018-08-20T16:50:38-08:00November 13th, 2015|Categories: Botanical Identification|Tags: , , , , , , |

Sunflower Family, Asteraceae, Encelia farinosa   Brittlebush has a long history of uses by indigenous and pioneer peoples. Glue: The resin collected from the base of the plant, yellowish to brown, can be heated and used as a glue. The O'odham and [...]

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