Baileya multiradiata - Desert Marigold Overview of Baileya multiradiata
Baileya multiradiata (Desert marigold) #1453 Baileya multiradiata (Desert marigold) #1450
Common Name Desert marigold
Latin Name Baileya multiradiata
Family Asteraceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones All zones as annual / 7-10
Type / Form Shrub / Small
Native Habitat Below 5,000 feet in the Chihuahuan, Sonoran, and Mojave Deserts
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Exposure Full sun
Water None to once per month
Height X Width Maximum 20 X 20 inches, usually 1 foot X 1 foot
Protective Mechanism Poisonous to browsing animals
Leaves Evergreen pale blue-green
Flowers Yellow flower heads are up to 2 inches (5 cm) across and have multiple, stacked layers of toothed rays
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance None
Propagation Seeds
Pests and Diseases None
Landscape uses Container, rock garden, low maintenance, foliage accent, parkways, specimen, cut flowers
Garden Suitability Songbird, Sonoran, Thornless, Butterfly
Ornamental Value Yellow daisies almost all year
Nature Value Bees and butterflies use flowers, bird eat seeds
Native American Uses None known
Links  
    Images and data http://cals.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Baileya_multiradiata.html
    Images and data http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/yellows/yellow07.html
    Images and data http://texnat.tamu.edu/cmplants/toxic/plants/desertbaileya.html
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Asteraceae/Baileya_multiradiata.html
    Images and data http://museum.utep.edu/chih/gardens/plants/baileya.htm
    Images and data http://ag.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Baileya_multiradiata.html
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=BAMU
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=9726
    Images and data http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/252/baileya-multiradiata-desert-marigold/
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Asteraceae/Baileya_multiradiata.html
    Images and data http://www.mojavenp.org/baileya_multiradiata_mojave_national_preserve.htm
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baileya_multiradiata
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1744/
    Images and data http://www.theodorepayne.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Baileya_multiradiata_var._multiradiata&redirect=no
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=BAMU
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/119.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Baileya+multiradiata+var.+multiradiata
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
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