Bahia dissecta

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Bahia dissecta
Amauriopsis dissecta flora.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Bahia
Species: B. dissecta
Binomial name
Bahia dissecta
(A.Gray) Britt.

Amauria dissecta A.Gray[1]
Amauriopsis dissecta Rydb.[2]

Bahia dissecta is a synonym for Amauriopsis dissecta, a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common names (ragleaf) bahia and yellow ragweed. It is native to the southwestern United States as far north as Wyoming, as well as northern Mexico. It can be found in several habitat types, from dry mountain slopes to roadsides. This is an annual or biennial herb producing a spindly, branching, erect stem variable in height from 20 centimeters to well over one meter. The stems are reddish and generally glandular. The small leaves are mostly located toward the base of the stem and are finely divided into linear lobes. The spreading inflorescence produces several flower heads, each lined with hairy, glandular phyllaries. Each head has a fringe of rounded yellow ray florets about half a centimeter long and a center of yellow disc florets. The fruit is a dark-colored achene 3 or 4 millimeters long. If there is any pappus it is small and scale-like.


Among the Zuni people, the powdered plant is rubbed on affected parts for a headache, and for rheumatism. [3]


  1. ^ "Plant Name Details for Amauria dissecta". IPNI. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Plant Name Details for Amauriopsis dissecta". IPNI. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 
  3. ^ Stevenson, Stevenson, Matilda Coxe 1915 Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians. SI-BAE Annual Report #30 (p. 62)

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