Seep Willow

Baccharis salicifolia

Also called Mule’s Fat, this thicket forming shrub is a great host and nectar plant.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Western United States and into Mexico
Family: Asteraceae
Size: 3-12 feet tall and wide
Sun: Full to part shade
Watering: Low to moderate watering, infrequent deep watering
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Well-draining soil, tolerates a variety of soil types
Temperature: Frost tolerant, heat resistant
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Larval Host for Fatal MetalmarkElada Checkerspot, Tiger Moth, Mournful Duskywing and the Marine Blue. Attracts bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, provides habitat for birds and small mammals.
Notes: Not a willow, but a member of the aster family


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