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Fetid Marigold (Dyssodia papposa (Vent.) Hitchc.)

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Range - Expand

Native or Not Present
Native or Expanded
Expanded or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

This small, weedy plant is not generally planted, and is viewed as an undesireable weed due to its foul smell. It is abundant in its native range; it has spread far beyond its native range in part due to humans creating more of the open habitats; it spreads readily along roadways, and also colonizes abandoned fields. We mark the new range expanded because it is largely contiguous with the native range.