Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Baccharis salicina Torrey & Gray
(Emory Baccharis, Great Plains Seep-Willow)

Family: Asteraceae

Status: Native

Baccharis emoryi Gray

Baccharis salicina is a large shrub which prefers lower elevation creekbeds and arroyos. The leaves are coarsely one or few toothed around the middle or entire, but not dentate along the entire margin as in Baccharis salicifolia. The flowers are white with a pappus of white bristles.
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Baccharis salicina, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris, Richard Felger and the Asteraceae Workshop, Burro Mtns,. Mangas Springs, Sept. 12, 2007

Baccharis salicina, with achenes, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris, George Farmer, and the Audubon Club, Burro Mtns., Mulberry Canyon, Oct. 20, 2007

Baccharis salicina, detail of achenes, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, Oct. 26, 2007

Baccharis salicina, branch full of achenes in winter, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., CF Canyon, January 6, 2010

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