Photographed near Camp Creek, Maricopa Co., Arizona. August 2008.
ANNUAL: Robust annual growing usually after summer rains, but may
germinate and begin vegetative growth after late spring rains. Plants can reach
almost two meters in height.
Several, widely spreading side branches, suggest the alternate name for this
plant, Telegraph Plant.
Asteraceae -- Sunflower Family
As the seed heads mature Lesser Goldfinches and House Finches begin removing and eating the seeds. The flowers are attractive to nectar-feeding insects.
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