Bahia absinthifolia Benth.
Hairyseed Bahia, Hairy-seed False Goldfields, Bahia, Yerba Raton
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: BAAB
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
DistributionUSA: AZ , NM , TX
Native Distribution: S. & w. TX to s.e. AZ & Mex.
Native Habitat: Mesas; slopes
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Shallow, caliche soils.
Conditions Comments: Yerba raton means "mouse grass" in Spanish.
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Bahia absinthifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Bahia absinthifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Bahia absinthifolia
MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-09-29
Research By: TWC Staff