ALLERGY AND ASTHMA IN THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES 
desert broom image
Photo by Michael J Schumacher 1999
Desert Broom   Baccharis  sarothroides

The female plant shown in this picture produces huge numbers of seeds with cotton tufts that fly in the wind.

Flowering period in Southern Arizona:  September - February.  Grows in disturbed soil. 

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