Taxon  Report   5291 
Madia gracilis  (Smith) Keck
Grassy tarweed,  Gumweed madia, Slender tarweed
Madia gracilis
© 2000 Joseph Dougherty/
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Madia gracilis
© 2004 George W. Hartwell
Madia gracilis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Madia gracilis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Madia gracilis
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Genus: Madia
Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Oak Woodland
Habitat: slopes
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Madia dissitiflora
PLANTS: Madia gracilis ssp. collina
PLANTS: Madia gracilis ssp. pilosa
More information about  Madia gracilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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: Feb 20, 2018).

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