Desert Marigold

Baileya multiradiata

This is a distinctive biennial common in most deserts of the southwest and quite visible lining the sides of highways in the early spring.

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Herb
Longevity 5 (in years)
In relative feet, width by height
1.5 X 1
Description Gray-green, deeply lobed, and covered with long soft white hair.
Flower Color Yellow
Fruit Inconspicuous.
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Sun Full
Freeze Tolerance Poor
Ethnobotany/Medical Rubbed under the arms as a deodorant; mixed with clay and used in making adobes and plaster.
Water Needs Low