Critically Imperiled Plant Profile (Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)
Saiya flowers from July through September in years that have good summer rains. Photo by Wendy Hodgson in Arizona Rare Plant Field Guide, 2001.
All parts of the saiya plant are edible and it was formerly used by the Sonoran Pima Indians as a food item. Photo by Antoinette Segade in Arizona Rare Plant Field Guide, 2001.
Saiya grows in full sun on rocky limestone hillsides at elevations of 4,200-4,600 feet. Photo by Antoinette Segade in Arizona Rare Plant Field Guide, 2001.
Amoreuxia gonzalezii range map.
Amoreuxia gonzalezii, Santa Rita mountain yellowshow
- Other common name(s): saiya
- Herbivory from cattle and wildlife
- Habitat degradation from overgrazing
- Competition with introduced exotic grasses
National Forest and Grassland Occurrence