Taxon  Report   5284 
Madia elegans  Lindley
Common madia
Madia elegans
© 2009 Aaron Schusteff
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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 and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Madia elegans
© 2008 Lynn Watson
Genus: Madia
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, (many plant communities)
Habitat: slopes
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Madia elegans ssp. densifolia
TJM2: Madia elegans ssp. vernalis
TJM2: Madia elegans ssp. wheeleri
More information about  Madia elegans
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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:   (Accessed: Feb 18, 2018).

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