A common perennial from coastal bluffs into interior chaparral, common on road cuts mixed in with squirrel holes, hence, its name. A 1-2ft high perennial that grows to 2-3ft across. Its 1/2inch yellow turban flowers make a show in summer. Use in revegetation or to stabilize slopes. This one can grow right on the coastal bluffs.
Pollinated by insects.(Limitation of the Recruitment of the Shrub Haplopappus Squarrosus (Asteraceae) by Flower- and Seed-Feeding Insects, by S. M. Louda, journal of Ecology, 70, 43-53 1982)
syn. Haplopappus squarrosus, Hazardia squarrosa
Hazardia squarrosus tolerates clay.
Hazardia squarrosus is great for a butterfly garden.
Foliage of Hazardia squarrosus has color green and is stressdeciduous.
Flower of Hazardia squarrosus has color yellow.
Communities for Hazardia squarrosus:Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub and Coastal Strand.