Bebbia juncea

Aromatic shrub in the southwestern United States with yellow flowers that attract lots of bees and butterflies. Bebbia juncea var. aspera is the variety found in the United States while Bebbia juncea var. juncea is found in Baja California and northwest Mexico.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Southwestern United States on dry slopes, washes and rocky hillsides.
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Size: 4′ tall and wide
Sun: Full to part shade
Watering: Low once established
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Tolerant but prefers well drained
Temperature: Tolerant
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Great nectar plant. Larval host for the Wright’s metalmark butterfly and the Tiger moth and Tortrix moth. Special value to native bees.
Notes: May bloom throughout the year in response to rainfall.


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