Acton Encelia

Common Names:
Acton Encelia
Scientific name:
Encelia actoni
Synonyms:
Encelia virginensis ssp. actoni
Elevation range:
<5,000 ft.
Flowering Months:
February, March, April, May, June, July
Height | Length:
1 - 4 ft.
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Shrub
Ancestral Usage:
medicinal
State Occurrences:
Desert region:
Mojave, Sonoran

Acton Encelia 7

Acton Encelia in the desert

Acton Encelia (Encelia actoni) with potential pollinator, southwestern Mojave Desert | Apr 2015

Acton Encelia 1

Acton Encelia  in the desert

Acton Encelia (Encelia actoni) flowers beginning to wither, Pioneertown, CA | May 20, 2010   

Acton Encelia 2

Acton Encelia in the desert

Acton Encelia (Encelia actoni) in early spring, Pioneertown | Apr 2009

Acton Encelia 3

Acton Encelia in the desert

Acton Encelia (Encelia actoni) in its dormant phase, Pioneertown | Oct 2011

Acton Encelia 4

Acton Encelia in the desert

Acton Encelia (Encelia actoni) along a roadside with storm looming in Joshua Tree National Park | Apr 2015

Acton Encelia 5

Acton Encelia in the desert

 Acton Encelia (Encelia actoni) acting as nurse plant for Parish's Larkspur, Mojave Desert | May 2010

Acton Encelia 6

Acton Encelia in the desert

Acton Encelia (Encelia actoni) in Pioneertown, CA | Apr 2009 

Acton Encelia 10

Acton Encelia  in the desert

Acton Encelia (Encelia actoni) in the southern Mojave Desert | May 2010

Acton Encelia 11

Acton Encelia  in the desert

Acton Encelia (Encelia actoni) in Pioneertown | May 2012

Acton Encelia 12

Acton Encelia  in the desert

Acton Encelia (Encelia actoni) after a rare late-springtime snowstorm Pipes Canyon, CA | May 23, 2010