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Bahia absinthifolia (Hairyseed bahia)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Bahia absinthifolia

Bahia absinthifolia Benth.

Hairyseed bahia, Hairy-seed false goldfields, Bahia, Yerba raton

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: AZ , NM , TX
Native Distribution: S. & w. TX to s.e. AZ & Mex.
Native Habitat: Mesas; slopes

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Shallow, caliche soils.
Conditions Comments: Yerba raton means mouse grass in Spanish.

Bibliography

Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Bahia absinthifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Bahia absinthifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Bahia absinthifolia

Metadata

Record Modified: 2012-09-29
Research By: TWC Staff

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