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Dogweed, Golden Dyssodia, Golden Fleece

Thymophylla pentachaeta

Details & Attributes


Plant Type(s) Subshrub, Mildly aromatic perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full
Size
In relative feet, width by height
to 25 cm tall
Flower Color Yellow
Leaf Description Opposite and crowded along the stems
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Ethnobotany Decoction of the root was taken as a purgative.
Description Is a aromatic plant that reseeds readily in the desert landscape. Distinguish perennial growing about a foot or so wide, and just about half as high. Golden flowers most anytime of year but especially in warm weather. Full sun, moderate to low water, hardy to 0°F. Larval food plant for the dainty sulfur (Nathalis iole). Nectar plant for many insects. Reseeds readily. Formerly known as Dyssodia pentacheata.