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Chinch Weed, Pectis papposa var. papposa

Like Goldfields and Wallace's Woolly Daisy, Chinch Weed covers the ground with carpets of yellow flowers. One difference is that Chinch Weed, if you gently touch it, leaves an aroma, perhaps of citrus, on your fingers.

Photo of a field with the yellow flowers of Chinch Weed following a summer rain
The yellow flowers of Chinch Weed
cover a field after a summer rain

Look for Chinch Weed to appear in sandy places following a summer rain.

Closeup of a clump of yellow chinch weed flowrers
Chinch Weed, Pectis papossa var. papossa

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