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Family: Compositae (Asteracae), Sunflower Family
Plant Size: Generally less than 14" (36 cm) in our area.
Blooms in: Spring/Summer/Fall
Habitat Preferred: River Bottoms, Washes, drier areas
Photo(s) taken at: Clarkdale, 9/3/99
Bloom Color: Yellow
Other Common Names: Butterweed
Comments: There are many species of Senicio in Arizona - I suspect the pictured plant to be Sand Wash Groundsel, Senicio douglasii.
Further Reference & Sources: "A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Anne Orth Epple, 1995, Falcon Press