The Desert Marigold, with its daisy-like flowers and fuzzy gray-green foliage, is a common sight in desert regions. It is extremely drought tolerant, but will bloom profusely after any rain. It grows fast, starts blooming in March, and usually finishes by November and then dies.
It is classified as a short-lived perennial. Some may argue that this wildflower is actually an annual, which I believe it is. It may appear to live for a couple of years, when in actuality, new plants have grown in to replace it because it so readily reseeds.