Bahia is a long-blooming, low-growing perennial with yellow flowers. This native grows to about a foot and spreads just as wide. Plants growing close to each other can form a pleasant groundcover. Yellow flowers appear in spring and fall, irrigation can extend the bloom season.
Bahia survives without help and on natural rainfall in the wild. In a cultivated situation, cut back dead stems at the end of the season and irrigation occasionally to encourage flowering. New plants volunteer readily.
Wildlife value: goldfinches will eat the seeds and butterflies will sip nectar from the flowers.
Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes by Judy Mielke, page 87