Taxon  Report   5326 
Malacothrix clevelandii  A. Gray
Cleveland's dandelion,  Cleveland's desertdandelion, Cleveland's malacothrix
Malacothrix clevelandii
© 2009 Robert Steers
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Malacothrix clevelandii
© 2008 Keir Morse
Malacothrix clevelandii
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Malacothrix clevelandii, 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 clevelandii
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Malacothrix
Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Coastal Strand
Habitat: disturbed, coastal
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   3 (strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Malacothrix clevelandii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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: Jul 19, 2018).

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