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Bahiopsis parishii
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Scientific classification
B. parishii
Binomial name
Bahiopsis parishii
(Greene) E.E.Schill. & Panero
  • Viguiera deltoidea var. parishii (Greene) Vasey & Rose
  • Viguiera parishii Greene

Bahiopsis parishii known commonly as Parish goldeneye or shrubby goldeneye, is a North American species of flowering shrubs in the sunflower family.

It is native to the southwestern United States, (southern California, southern Nevada, Arizona, and southwestern New Mexico), as well as adjacent parts of northwest Mexico (Baja California, Baja California Sur, and Sonora).


Bahiopsis parishii grows to 2 feet tall, with bright yellow flowers. It is a plant of desert areas, usually associated with creosote bush, and ranges from sea level to 5,000 ft (1,500 m) in elevation. It blooms after periods of rain, both in spring and in fall, or after the monsoon season in Arizona.


The species name honors either of two brothers, Samuel Bonsall Parish (1838–1928) and William Fletcher Parish (1840–1918), both active botanists in southern California. It is closely related to Bahiopsis deltoidea and is sometimes considered a variety of that species.

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