Taxon  Report   5342 
Malacothrix squalida  E. Greene
Island malacothrix,  Santa cruz desertdandelion
Malacothrix squalida, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

It is listed by the Federal Government as Endangered .

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Genus: Malacothrix
Chaparral, Foothill Woodland
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Malacothrix foliosa var. squalida
PLANTS: Malacothrix insularis var. squalida
More information about  Malacothrix squalida
Jepson eFlora

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 24, 2016).

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