Arizona Naturalists >>> Sycamore Gallery Flora >>> Asteraceae >>> Tithonia thurberi
Found in partial shade on a sandy terrace alongside Madera Canyon, Sta. Rita Mts., Arizona, USA. 10 September 2010.
Herbaceous annual which may germinate after spring or summer rains. At flowering, plants
typically are about 100 cm tall. Branches freely
above base of plant yielding a plant half again wide as tall.
The flowers are attractive to a wide variety of insects such as flower buprestids.
Asteraceae -- Sunflower Family
The Flora of Arizona's Sycamore Canyons