tarweed, coast (Madia sativa)

tarweed, coast (Madia sativa)

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Coast tarweed produces clusters of small yellow disk and ray flowers atop sticky, bristly stems. Resin glands give the plant a strong, tarry scent. Common in grassy fields and disturbed areas. The abundant seeds were a staple of Native American diets and are also popular with many birds and small mammals.

Plant Type Annual herb.
Flower Color Yellow.
Bloom Period May-October.
Height at Maturity 8"-40".
Plant Spacing 12-24"
Light Requirements Full sun.
Moisture Needs Low.
Soil Type

Adaptable to various well-drained soils.