Madia sativa

Clusters of yellow disk and ray flower heads top this aromatic annual plant with bristly stems. Blooms summer through fall.

Tarweed photo by Jeremy Ojua
  • Tarweed photo by Jeremy Ojua

Plant Details

Upland Prairie and Savanna
Shrub Swamp
Wet Prairie
Found in meadows and prairies and along the west coast from Alaska to Baja California.
Mature Height:
8-40 inches
Shade Preference:
Full Sun,
Soil Tolerance:
well drained soils of any texture
Special Uses:
seeds are rich in oil