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Bahia absinthifolia Benth.
Hairyseed bahia, Hairy-seed false goldfields, Bahia, Yerba raton
USDA Symbol: BAAB
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
An upright, white hairy perennial, 4-16 in. tall. Yellow radiate flowers occur at the end of long stems or branches.
Yerba Raton, an alternate name for this plant, means mouse grass in Spanish.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
, TX Native Distribution:
S. & w. TX
to s.e. AZ
& Mex. Native Habitat:
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Shallow, caliche soils.
Conditions Comments: Yerba raton means mouse grass in Spanish.
Record Last Modified: 2012-09-29
Research By: TWC Staff