Baileya multiradiata

Common Name: Desert Marigold
Oˊodham Name: Gi:ko   Audio
Group: Forbs - Desert, Desert Grassland

Baileya multiradiata usually appears as a small tuft of wooly gray or gray-green leaves with a spray of tall wooly stems. Beginning in early Spring and occasionally during the monsoon, the stems are crowned by large yellow flowers. Grows in gravelly and sandy soils on hillsides, flats, and roadsides between 1500 and 4500 ft.

Baileya multiradiata
basal rosette

Kingdom Plantae - Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta - Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta - Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida - Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae - Aster family
Genus Baileya Harv. & A. Gray ex A. Gray - desert marigold
Species Baileya multiradiata Harv. & A. Gray ex A. Gray - desert marigold
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