Wildflowers of the Mojave Desert: Baileya Multiradiata


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Baileya Multiradiata
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Baileya multiradiata, the desert marigold, is one of the most common yellow-flowered species of the US deserts, and it has a wide geographical range, between southern California and west Texas. The divided leaves grow mostly around the base, from where unbranched stems rise up, each topped by a single flowerhead. Blooms have up to 50, overlapping ray florets, arranged in several layers.

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