Asteraceae
Madia elegans

Common Madia

Upright, strongly fragrant. Stem simple or branched, very leafy, with hairs on lower section, yellow or black glands on stalks. Leaves 1–8 in. long, alternating along stem, lance-shaped, entire or sharp-toothed, hairy to bristly. Many flower heads atop stem. Flowers in rounded cup more or less bristly on outside, petals all yellow or red at base, anthers black or yellow, lobes of disk flowers in center obvious. Flowers open late in day, remain open until middle of next morning. Grows in grasslands.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer-Autumn
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 3--36 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, East-Side Forest, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes