Scientific Name: Bahia absinthifolia
Common Names: Hairyseed Bahia, Silverleaf Bahia
Growth Habit: Herb/Forb
Arizona Native Status: Native
Habitat: Desert, Upland. It is especially common along roadsides.
Flower Color: Yellow
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer, Fall. Depending on the rains, this wildflower can be found blooming at almost any time during the year.
Height: To 16 inches (41 cm) tall
Description: The flower heads are up to 2 inches (5 cm) across with orange-yellow disks and bright yellow rays. The leaves are fuzzy, silvery-green in color, and divided into 3 lanceolate lobes with a few smaller teeth.
Butterfly Plant – The flowers attract butterflies.
Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Genus: Bahia Lag. – bahia
Species: Bahia absinthifolia Benth. – hairyseed bahia
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