Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands

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Yellow flower with sepals partially covering it

Birdbeak is native to Texas, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, and can be found associated with piñon pine. It is an annual with divided leaves and yellow flowers. (Flowers may also be pink.) It provides forage for bees, butterflies, moths, and flies. The leaves and flowers are covered in fine hairs and never fully open. It is found on dry hillsides at middle elevation. It normally grows from 10 to 30 inches tall. In the Four Corners area, birdbeak blooms in August, September, and October.

Cluster of yellow flowers showing sepals and leaves
Threadlike leaves along the stem
Cluster of yellow flowers and finely divided leaves

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