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Iva hayesiana
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Conservation status

Vulnerable (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
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Iva
Species:
I. hayesiana
Binomial name
Iva hayesiana
Gray 1876

Iva hayesiana is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common names San Diego marsh-elder and San Diego povertyweed.

It is native to northwestern Baja California and southern California, in San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, and San Bernardino Counties.

Description

Iva hayesiana is a shrubby perennial herb approaching one meter (40 inches) in height. Its green oval-shaped leaves are fleshy, glandular, aromatic, and 3 to 6 centimeters (1.2-2.4 inches) long.

The flowers are nearly invisible; male flowers have translucent corollas and simple yellow stamens and female flowers, if they occur, lack corollas altogether. This is a plant of mineral-rich waterways such as intermittent streams and alkali flats.

Conservation

Threats to the plant include development of coastal habitat and waterways. It is a Vulnerable flora species in California.

Cultivation

This species is recommended for use as an ornamental plant in fire-resistant landscaping in Southern California.

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