Willow Ragwort

Barkleyanthus salicifolius

Also called Willow Groundsel or Ruina.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Southern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, Texas and down to Guatemala.
Family: Asteraceae
Size: 4′ – 8′
Sun: Full to part sun
Watering: Moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Tolerant
Temperature: Hardy to 10 F
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Host for the American Lady butterfly. Nectar plant.
Notes: Fertilizing reduces attractiveness to butterflies. Flowers give off a rotting smell to attract flies for pollination.


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