Name:  California (Coastal) Sagebrush - (Artemisia californica)

Family:
  Sunflower (Asteraceae)

Flowering Season:
 February thru August

Notes:  A native shrub, it has a strong, sagelike aroma but is a member of the sunflower family.  Cowboys used to ride through it and brush up against the pine-shaped leaves, coming home with the smell on their clothes and giving rise to the nickname "Cowboy Cologne."  Reaches a height of 5 feet.

 

Photographs by Gabi McLean
California (Coastal) Sagebrush - (Artemisia californica)