Taxon  Report   5341 
Malacothrix sonchoides  (Nutt.) Torrey & A. Gray
Yellow saucers,  sow thistle malacothrix, sowthistle desertdandelion

Malacothrix sonchoides
© 2009 Aaron Schusteff
Malacothrix sonchoides, 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 sonchoides
© 2005 Steve Matson
Genus: Malacothrix
Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Leptoseris sonchoides
 Information about  Malacothrix sonchoides  from other sources:

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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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: Oct 06, 2015).

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