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Acmispon glaber (deerweed)



Commonly found in many habitats including chaparral, and coastal sand.  Deerweed grows up three feet tall and wide.  The stems are green and somewhat branched, with small, deciduous, pinnate leaves consisting of three to six leaflets. The plant blooms from March to August and has flowers that are bilateral, small, yellow, and clustered together in an flower cluster consisting of two to seven  flowers in the upper leaf axils. The flowers become reddish with age. The fruit consists of a curved pod with two seeds. Can be cut back in late summer or early fall to stimulate new growth.  Deerweed can be very useful in restoration or in a garden situation.

Plant in full sun

- Clay and loam soils

- Drought tolerant

- Attracts bees and butterflies

- Hardy up to 15 degrees

- Native to California