Bahiopsis laciniata (San Diego Sunflower) Bahiopsis laciniata a flowering plant in the aster family known by the common names San Diego County sunflower and tornleaf goldeneye. It is native to the deserts and dry mountain slopes of northwestern Mexico, its distribution extending north into San Diego County, California. Its habitat includes chaparral and coastal sage scrub. It is a hairy, resinous shrub growing to a maximum height well over one meter. The leaves have lance-shaped blades up to 5 centimeters long which are glandular and shiny with resin. The blades have smooth or shallowly toothed edges which are sometimes rolled under or crinkled.