Taxon  Report   5325 
Malacothrix californica  DC.
California dandelion,  Desert dandelion

Malacothrix californica
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Malacothrix californica
© 2004 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Malacothrix californica
© 2014 John Doyen
Malacothrix californica, 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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Malacothrix californica
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Malacothrix
Valley Grassland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.


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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 30, 2015).

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