Coyote Brush

(Baccharis pilularis consanguinea)
Status: Native
Habitat: Upland
Description: Coyote Brush is a large, woody shrub that can grow up to 6 feet tall and 8 feet wide. The stems are prostrate to erect with the branches spreading from the center. Most stands of Coyote Brush will be formed by several plants intertwining their limbs and forming what appears to be one large bush. The flowers are in a leafy compound flower cluster with a bell-shaped group of united scale-like leaves. The seeds of this plant are spread through wind action. Each seed is attached to filamentous chaff that will catch the wind and carry them to different loca­tions.
Growth Requirements: Coyote Brush is commonly found on the upland fields and levee tops throughout the marsh.