Sticky brittlebush facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsEncelia resinifera
Encelia resinifera is a shrub ranging in height from 40–150 centimetres (1.3–4.9 ft). The trunk, which becomes fissured with age, supports slender stems.
The leaves, which range between 10 and 25 mm in length, are ovate or lanceolate and are usually pointed at the tips.
Two subspecies have been identified:
- Encelia resinifera subsp. resinifera — button brittlebush.
- Encelia resinifera subsp. tenuifolia C.Clark — found in the Grand Canyon area. It has both leaves and ray laminae with a length that is more than three times their width.
Encelia resinifera was originally described as a variety of Encelia frutescens (Encelia frutescens var. resinosa) by M.E.Jones in 1913. In 1998 it was reclassified as a distinct species by Curtis Clark.
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