This low shrub forming a large patch growing near gate of SFO Zoo.
I agree. One of the Helichrysum petiolare cultivars: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/b/Asteraceae/Helichrysum/petiolare/cultivar/0/
Remember this Mr. Singhg, "...everything we know is just a drop of water, everything we don't know is like an ocean". I'm here to learn!
I pretty much am illiterate in botany but I have on obsession with flower photography. When I am taking photos of the flowers, I want to ID them so I could group them by genera. That is why I am here to ask for help ID my plants.