Encelia farinosa has a bioregional distribution that includes California's eastern South Coast and adjacent Peninsular Ranges, as well as a desert distribution outside California to southwestern Utah, Arizona and northwest Mexico. The occurrences are restricted to elevations less than 1000 meters. Chief habitats are in coastal scrub and on stony desert hillsides.
* Jepson Manual. 1993. http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?609,1067,1070"> Encelia farinosa University of California, Berkeley, California, USA