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Fetid Marigold (Pectis angustifolia)

Natural History

Fetid Marigold is a member of the sunflower Family. It grows to 6 inches in height and has dark green, smooth, linear leaves with 3-5 pairs of linear lobes which grow to 1.5 inches in length. The plant grows on mesas in dry, sandy or gravelly soils at elevations between 700 - 7000 feet.

Hope Indians extracted a die from Fetid Marigold.

Fetid Marigold blooms between August - November and produces bright yellow, rayed flowers which grow in clusters at the end of the stems to 0.25 inches in width.

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