Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands

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(a.k.a. Rayless goldenrod, goldenweed)

Close-up of bright yellow flowers showing their composite structure

Jimmyweed is native to Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. It is poisonous to livestock, and it may also cause illness in humans who drink milk or eat meat from poisoned animals.

Jimmyweed is common on roadsides, disturbed areas, and pastures. The plant is a member of the aster family. It grows from 1 to 2½ feet in height, with about the same width. The multiple stems and flowers on each plant give it a shrubby appearance. Flowers appear in summer.

Bright yellow disk flowers
Growth habit with numerous stems topped with flowers
Inflorescence  with clustered flowers
Narrow leaves on stem

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