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Dyssodia papposa (Dogweed)
Baines, James O.

Dyssodia papposa

Dyssodia papposa (Vent.) Hitchc.

Dogweed, Fetid Marigold

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Boebera papposa, Tagetes papposa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (I)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall, often much shorter.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AR , AZ , CA , CO , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VT , WI , WV , WY
Canada: ON , SK

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-26
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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