Taxon  Report   5327 
Malacothrix coulteri  Harv. & A. Gray
Snake's head
Malacothrix coulteri
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Malacothrix coulteri
© 2003 Barry Breckling
Malacothrix coulteri
© 2004 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Malacothrix coulteri, 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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Malacothrix coulteri
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Malacothrix
Creosote Bush Scrub, Valley Grassland, Coastal Sage Scrub
Habitat: slopes
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Zollikoferia elquiensis
ICPN + PLANTS: Malacothrix coulteri var. cognata
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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: Jun 19, 2018).

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