Baccharis pilularis consanguinea, or Coyote brush as it's known, is a backbone of any native garden. Evergreen, tough as nails, Coyote brush is the first native pioneer back to a site that has been cleared, usually with Lotus scoparius or Deerweed, a nitrogen-fixing legume.
Planting the 8' tall and 8' variety Consanguinea makes a nice evergreen backdrop with white or yellow blooms that attract native beneficial insects. The ground cover forms, either Baccharis pigeon point or 'twin peaks' are coastal varieties from northern beaches.
All are essential parts of a native habitat.