Help finding a plant I saw in AZ this week

Martina DeLucaNovember 5, 2010

Hi everyone,

I was on Scottsdale this week for training and all over the sides of the roads, there are what look to be silver leaf plants with yellow flowers. They were growing wild and also used in landscaping. I would like to find the name so I can order seeds.



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agility_mom(z9 AZ)

The plant that first comes to my mind is Brittlebush. You can do a web search and see if this is what you saw.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2010 at 9:53PM
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arizonny(z9 Tempe)

I would guess Desert Marigolds.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   November 5, 2010 at 11:19PM
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Martina DeLuca

Thanks. I believe it is the Desert Marigold. The Brittlebrush, I also saw. I like that as well.

Thanks for the quick responses.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2010 at 10:04AM
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grant_in_arizona(USDA Z9 Scottsdale AZ)

I'm pretty sure I have some seeds left over from the last time I harvested seeds from my desert marigolds. If you'd like some, just email me and I can toss them in an envelope to you ( They really are fun short-lived perennial plants here.

Take care,

    Bookmark   November 7, 2010 at 9:17PM
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another one with silver leaves and small yellow flowers that you can see all over the valley is also one of my wife's favorites: Silvery cassia. (Cassia phyllodenia)

I have seeds if by any chance that's what you saw.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2010 at 11:59AM
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