Baileya multiradiata

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Baileya multiradiata
Baileya multiradiata head 2003-07-03.jpg
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B. multiradiata
Binomial name
Baileya multiradiata
Synonyms[1]
  • Baileya australis Rydb.
  • Baileya multiradiata var. nudicaulis A.Gray
  • Baileya multiradiata var. thurberi (Rydb.) Kittell
  • Baileya thurberi Rydb.

Baileya multiradiata is a North American species of sun-loving wildflowers native to the deserts of northern Mexico and the Southwestern United States. It has been found in the States of Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Aguascalientes, California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Texas.[2][3][4]

Although called a desert marigold, it is only a remote relative of the true marigolds of the genus Tagetes. Baileya multiradiata is a short-lived perennial to annual that forms a clumping patch of silvery-green foliage which bears many tall, naked stems, each topped with a bright yellow daisy-like flower head.[2]

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