The greatest abundance of beneficial insects was collected on California buckwheat, followed, in decreasing amounts, by coyote brush, elderberry, coffeeberry, toyon and California lilac.
Similarly, spotted cucumber beetles were the primary cause of the pest population increase in coyote brush during the fall bloom.
is, in fact, one of the most widely seen of all California native plants.
, Baccharis Pilularis ``Twin Peaks,'' requires even less water than that.
Low-mounding evergreen coyote brush
(Baccharis pilularis 'Twin Peaks'), with 1/2-inch leaves, is a dependable ground cover that sets off the sages in the foliage tapestry.
From steep forested ridges down canyons choked with coyote brush
, across rolling grasslands and finally a salt marsh, the Vision fire - started by an illegal campfire on nearby state land - marched to the beach at Drake's Bay before it was contained.
You climb quickly through sharply scented sagebrush and coyote brush
for bridge and city views.
Dune sedge, coyote brush
, and mock heather grow in the swales.
Continuing along the ridgetop through dense manzanita and coyote brush
, the trail rejoins the road.
To look its best, coyote brush
(Baccharis pilularis) needs to be cut back once a year before new growth starts.
Mauve Clusters' looks like a succulent dwarf coyote brush
(Baccharis pilularis) with fan flowers--half-circles of bluish purple petals--sprinkled over its foliage.
(Baccharis pilularis "Twin Peaks', 8 to 24 inches).