Got a name for the mysterious bush

This is the shot I used to find out what the bush is called.
@rebelann (110426)
El Paso, Texas
October 22, 2023 3:31pm CST
Thanks to @GardenGerty for asking what kind of plant it is so that I finally decided to try to find out what kind of bush I have and low and behold I found it. It is the Baccharis salicina plant which I am going to try to propagate from cuttings, I want the bees and butterflies to have a good food source.
All summer I prayed I'd see some bees around here but it must have been too hot and dry or else they don't like wasps. Anyway, the blooms on this plant are s...
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• Midland, Michigan
8 Nov
It's an interesting looking plant. So your have them growing around you?
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Nov
Well, I have this one bush but that's about all.
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Nov
Thanks, I need all the luck I can get
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• Midland, Michigan
9 Nov
@rebelann well good luck on propagating it.
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@much2say (53393)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Nov
Ohhhh, I'm gonna look that up to see if I can get some here - but I don't see them in the neighborhood. Yah, that will attract some beautiful critters and do their population a lot of good!!
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@much2say (53393)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Nov
@rebelann I did some cuttings here, but not sure how well they'll do. Good luck with yours!
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Nov
I hope your cuttings will turn out some hefty roots.
@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Nov
Thanks for reminding me, I really need to get some cuttings to see if I can somehow get a few new plants.
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@GardenGerty (156407)
• United States
22 Oct
I am not familiar with this at all. Let us know how it turns out. I may have to do some research to know more about it.
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@GardenGerty (156407)
• United States
29 Oct
@rebelann Yep. And I should be able to grow it here as well.
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Oct
It is a Baccharis salicina sometimes referred to as false willow.
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@kareng (52684)
• United States
22 Oct
I love it! Looks like a great piece to use in flower arrangements also!!
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Oct
I suppose but I wouldn't deprive the pollinators of their food.
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@kareng (52684)
• United States
23 Oct
@rebelann That was the first thing I noticed because I have been doing some floral arrangements for the antique store booth!!
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@LadyDuck (451909)
• Switzerland
23 Oct
This is not a bush that grows in our area, the flowers are tiny but cute.
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Oct
As far as I can tell this bush is native to my desert region.
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@LadyDuck (451909)
• Switzerland
23 Oct
@rebelann I believe you are right, I have never seen that bush elsewhere.
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@LindaOHio (149813)
• United States
23 Oct
I love the bush and the video. The landscapers planted two butterfly bushes in front of our windows; so I'm hoping bees and hummingbirds will frequent them. Have a good week.
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Oct
I will keep my fingers crossed that they will.
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@LindaOHio (149813)
• United States
23 Oct
@rebelann Thanks! I love hummingbirds.
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@allknowing (130109)
• India
22 Oct
It may have a common name too The flowers look so pretty.
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Oct
True. I think it is referred to as false willow. I have much to learn about it.
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@crossbones27 (48273)
• Mojave, California
22 Oct
That looks like whats growing here. Those plants everywhere in the empty field I take the dogs and hard to walk them because path so narrow. Kai comes back with those flower seeds all over her.
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Oct
I haven't seen any seeds as yet. I hope I get a few of those seeds so I can grow more of them.
@RebeccasFarm (82035)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
23 Oct
I had never seen this kind of bush.
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Oct
I'm not positive but I think it grows primarily in the desert regions.
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@Juliaacv (47728)
• Canada
22 Oct
Its a pretty bush, nice of her to point you into the right direction.
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Oct
Yes, I am so glad she asked.
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@RasmaSandra (71673)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 Oct
That is a very pretty bush I like the little white blossoms,
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Oct
It really is very pretty and the blooms are extremely tiny.
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@sallypup (57004)
• Centralia, Washington
22 Oct
I just know the flowers on that bush look lovely. And I'm glad to hear somebody wanting to help out pollinators.
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Oct
We all need to plant either bushes or flowers that'll feed those wonderful bees etc. I hope I am as successful as you've been
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@sallypup (57004)
• Centralia, Washington
22 Oct
@rebelann That's very nice of you to say that. I am feeling spoiled by this easier climate that I've moved to. Not constantly fighting boulders or desert dry conditions has been a delight.
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