Scientific Name: Bahiopsis deltoidea (var. parishii) Common Name: Golden eye Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family Duration: Perennial
Size:3 feet more or less. Growth Form: Shrub or subshrub; erect, multiple branched, hairy. Leaves: Green; shiny, triangular or ovate, with petioles, mostly opposite lower, alternate above, margins toothed or entire, rough to the touch, scabrous, covered with fine grayish-white hairs. Flower Color: Yellow; large, 2 inches, often solitary heads or in clusters of 3 to 5; radiate heads; ray flowers with 8 to 15 ligulate florets; disk flowers numerous, flower stalks peduncles long; whitish or green up to 5 inches, seed is an achene. Flowering Season: January to October, two blooming seasons, spring and fall.
Comments: Parish’s Goldeneye is one of the more common subshrubs in low desert habitats in Arizona and southeast California. It is easily recognized with its bright showy yellow flowers, shiny green triangular shaped leaves and whitish canescent stems.