Calflora
Taxon  Report   5284    
Madia elegans  D. Don
Common madia
Madia elegans
© 2008 Lynn Watson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Madia elegans
© 2003 Christopher L. Christie
Madia elegans
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Madia elegans, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Madia elegans
© 2018 Amy Rapport
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, (many plant communities)

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Madia elegans ssp. densifolia
ICPN: Madia elegans ssp. vernalis
ICPN: Madia elegans ssp. wheeleri
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More information about  Madia elegans
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (MAEL)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 21, 2018).

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