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

Habitat:
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