Calflora
Taxon  Report   5328    
Malacothrix floccifera  (DC.) S. F. Blake
Woolly dandelion,  Woolly desertdandelion, Woolly malacothrix
Malacothrix floccifera
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Malacothrix floccifera
© 2011 Dylan Neubauer
Malacothrix floccifera
© 2008 Keir Morse
Malacothrix floccifera, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Malacothrix floccifera
© 2018 Ken Hickman
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Malacothrix
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Northern Oak Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest

Serpentine affinity: 2.1; (weak indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Malacothrix obtusa
PLANTS: Malacothrix parviflora
PLANTS: Malacothrix senecioides
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More information about  Malacothrix floccifera
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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 (MAFL)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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 18, 2018).

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