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Gutierrezia californica

California matchweed and San Joaquin snakeweed.

We currently do not grow this plant.

California matchweed is a little perennial that grows along the edges of the San Joaquin Valley. Foliage is bright green and flowers are little yellow stars. Just a little different (odd in the head) to add into the rock garden of perennials. San Joaquin snakeweed, boy that's a name that will sell plants. California matchweed has a tendency to lay on the ground like a snake. I doesn't attract snakes and it's a cute little plant. No reason to bowdlerize it.


Gutierrezia californica is great for a bird garden.
Gutierrezia californica's foliage color is green and type is stressdeciduous.
Gutierrezia californica's flower color is yellow.

Communities for Gutierrezia californica:Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland and Central Oak Woodland.

ph: 6.50 to 7.50
usda: 8 to 10
height[m]: 0.30 to 0.60
width[m]: 0.40 to 1.00
rainfall[cm]: 20.00 to 60.00

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