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Baileya multiradiata     
Desert marigold   
Asteraceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: herbaceous perennial; sprawling groundcover; self sows
Seasonality: perennial
Size: 1ft tall, 2ft across
Leaves: alternate, deeply lobed, silverish, woolly; leaves low on thick stems
Flowers: bright yellow, solitary, to 2in across born on stalks held above foliage; petals fade leaving distinctive large button; bloom in early spring through mid summer
Fruit: large amount of seed in flower button
Stems/Trunks: n/a
Range/Origin: large range, all of Western US and Mexico in elevations below 5000ft
Hardiness: damaged below 32°F

Desert marigold flower
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Baileya multiradiata


Desert marigold
Baileya multiradiata

thrives in disturbed areas rapid grower when given water

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