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Desert Marigold

Baileya multiradiata

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Pollinators Butterflies, Bees
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
1.5 × 1
Freeze Tolerant No
Flowering Season March-October
Flower Color Yellow
Minimum Temperature Range 10-15 °F
Leaf Description Gray-green, deeply lobed, and covered with long soft white hair.
Fruit Inconspicuous.
In years
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Ethnobotany This plant was rubbed under the arms as a deodorant; mixed with clay and used in making adobes and plaster.
Description Desert Marigold is a small, common, and very attractive perennial wildflower which tolerates drought and sun exposure. Its deep yellow flowers are abundant in the spring and summer. This plant can add texture and color to a xeriscape and has the potential to readily reseed in gardens. The long bloom season makes this an attractive companion for succulents and cacti. Seeds are eaten by seed-eating birds.