Form: low growing herbaceous perennial ; wildflower
bed of Golden dyssodia
Seasonality: short lived perennial
Size: 7in high and wide
Leaves: green, lacy, to 1in long, threadlike and pointed
Flowers: bright yellow daisylike flowers on 1-3in stems; in spring and summer
Stems/Trunks: bright green stems
Range/Origin: New Mexico, Texas, Northern Mexico
- attracts butterflies
- wildflower gardens
- color during hot months
- Exposure: full sun
- Water: every week or two during growing season
- Soil: most soils
- Propagation: seed; self sows
- Maintenance: none; deadhead if desired
Research by Master Gardener Linda Drew
Sometimes called "dogweed," but that common name is also used for many other plants.
Some references list Dyssodia as Thymophylla pentachaeta.
Golden dyssodia flower
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