WILDFLOWERS OF NEW MEXICO

 
 

This leafy plant 12–40-inches tall has a single stem with multiple branches tipped with showy, yellow flower heads. The lower alternate leaves are deeply cut into oval lobes.


FLOWERS: May-November. Yellow with 10–15 petal-like ray flowers each to 3/8 inch (10 mm) long, tipped with 2–3 points; yellow disk to 1/2 inch (12 mm) diameter.


LEAVES: Alternate, crowded near base. Blades generally with 3 segments, each with 3 deeply cut, rounded lobes; terminal lobe oval to oblong; surfaces sparsely hairy, gland dotted.


HABITAT: Sandy, gravelly soils, roadsides; desert grasslands and scrub, pinyon-juniper woodlands.


ELEVATION: 3,000-6,500 feet.


RANGE: NM, TX.


SIMILAR SPECIES: Ragleaf Bahia, A. dissecta, has alternate leaves divided into narrow, linear segments; Sageleaf Bahia, Bahia absinthifolia, has opposite, lance-shaped, densely hairy basal leaves with 3 pointed lobes, and is perennial


NM COUNTIES: Eastern 2/3 NM (absent western and northern border counties) in low- to mid-elevation arid habitats.

BLUNTSCALE  BAHIA

AMAURIOPSIS  PEDATA (BAHIA  PEDATA)

Aster family, Asteraceae

Annual or biennial herb

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Terminal leaf lobe is rounded.

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