identify old plant possible coyote bush 30+years old
Trying to identify a very old scrub/bush. I accidentally cut this one as the new growth was way over my head and I didn't see the green. Pictures are of new leaf growth and old gnarly wood base.
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Coyote brush has serrated leaf margins, your mystery plant has more elongated leaves with smooth leaf margins, a little different than what I usually see with the common California native, but the flower buds appear similar. I'm not sure, but it could be another species of Baccharis:
Baccharis salicifolia ssp. salicifolia; Mule Fat
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