Calflora
Taxon  Report   5330    
Malacothrix glabrata  (A. Gray ex D. C. Eaton) A. Gray
Desert dandelion,  Smooth desertdandelion
Malacothrix glabrata
© 2004 James M. Andre
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Malacothrix glabrata
© 2004 Christopher L. Christie
Malacothrix glabrata
© 1998 Larry Blakely
Malacothrix glabrata, 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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Malacothrix glabrata
© 2008 Steve Matson
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Malacothrix
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Shadscale Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Malacothrix californica var. glabrata
More information about  Malacothrix glabrata
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 (MAGL3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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