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Hairyseed Bahia, Desert Bahia
Scientific Name: Bahia absinthifolia Benth.
Family: Asteraceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 7-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: USA (Southeastern Arizona, southern New Mexico, southwestern Texas), northern Mexico, at 2500 to 5500 feet elevation (750-1600 m)

Growth Habits: Mounding herbaceous perennial, 10 to 16 inches tall (25-40 cm), 12 inches spread (30 cm); simple silvery, hairy leaves, usually 3-lobed, up to 2.4 inches long (6 cm); underground rhizomes

Watering Needs: Low water use, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds, root division in winter

Blooming Habits:
The Desert Bahia bears yellow, daisy-like, 1 to 1.6 inches wide (2.5-4 cm), with 8 to 14 rays somewhat spaced apart, in spring through fall. The flowers attract butterflies.

Fruiting Habits:

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