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Desert MarigoldBaileya multiradiata
Herbaceous perennial; sprawling groundcover.
About 1ft tall, 2ft across
Leaves alternate, deeply lobed, silverish, woolly; leaves low on thick stems
Flowers are bright yellow, solitary, to two inches across born on stalks held above foliage; petals fade leaving distinctive large button; bloom in early spring through mid summer.
Grows in all of Western US and Mexico in elevations below 5000ft.