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      Dyssodia pentachaeta
    Golden dyssodia
Asteraceae Family   

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


Golden dyssodia
bed of Golden dyssodia
Form: low growing herbaceous perennial ; wildflower
Seasonality: short lived perennial
Size: 7in high and wide
Leaves: green, lacy, to 1in long, threadlike and pointed
Flowers: bright yellow daisylike flowers on 1-3in stems; in spring and summer
Fruit: seeds
Stems/Trunks: bright green stems
Range/Origin: New Mexico, Texas, Northern Mexico
Hardiness: hardy


Golden dyssodia
Dyssodia pentachaeta

Research by Master Gardener Linda Drew

Sometimes called "dogweed," but that common name is also used for many other plants.

Some references list Dyssodia as Thymophylla pentachaeta.

close-up of flower
Golden dyssodia flower
close-up of leaf
leaf detail

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