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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
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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Description An 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.