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Hairy-seed False Goldfields Bahia absinthifolia


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Hairy-seed False Goldfields
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Alternate name: Bahia, Yerba Raton

Family: Asteraceae, Aster view all from this family

Description An upright, white hairy perennial, 4-16 in. tall. Yellow radiate flowers occur at the end of long stems or branches.

Flower April - October

Flower April - October

Habitat Mesas; slopes.

Range S. and w. Texas to s.e. Arizona and Mexico.

Discussion Yerba Raton, and alternate name for this plant, means "mouse grass" in Spanish.

Comments Yerba raton means "mouse grass" in Spanish.

Exposure Preference Sun.

Native Distribution S. & w. Texas to s.e. Arizona & Mexico

Site Preference Mesas; slopes

Soil Preference Shallow, caliche soils.