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Isocoma menziesii ~ Coastal Goldenbush

Isocoma menziesii grows from the coast to the tops of the Coastal Ranges including the hot interior valleys in the Sage Scrub and Chapparal communites in both dry and wetland locations, good soil and bad. Coastal Goldenbush has a long blooming period from Spring through Fall. Isocoma menziesii grows 2-3 feet tall often spreading to twice that width. The green to gray-green foliage is topped by golden yellow cone flowers when moisture is available Summer into Fall. There are a wealth of butterflies that regularly visit the blooming Coastal Goldenbush including the Mournful Duskywing, Great Purple Hairstreak, Gray Hairstreak, White Checkered Skipper, Northern White Skipper, Mormon Metalmark, and the Painted Lady.

Isocoma menziesii, Coastal Goldenbush, Gray Hairstreak

A Gray Hairstreak nestled into Flowers and foliage of Isocoma menziesii - Coastal Goldenbush. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

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Isocoma menziesii, Coastal Goldenbush, Fatal Metalmark

A Fatal Metalmark Perched on Flowers of Isocoma menziesii - Coastal Goldenbush. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

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