|Burroweed is a member of the Sunflower
rounded shrub grows to 3 feet in height and has green, deeply
lobed leaves that grow on alternate sides of the stem.. The plant
typically grows in dry, gravelly to sandy soils on roadsides, waste
places, alluvial plains, mesas, and slopes at elevations between
2000 - 6000 feet.
Burroweed is considered a range
pest. It proliferates in overgrazed areas and is toxic to domestic
lifestock and humans due to the presence of tremetol in its
Burroweed blooms in the fall and
produces yellow rayless flowers that are 1/4 inch long and 1/8 inch
broad, but spread when the seeds are mature.