Taxon  Report   5328 
Malacothrix floccifera  (DC.) S. F. Blake
Woolly dandelion,  Woolly desertdandelion, Woolly malacothrix
Malacothrix floccifera
© 2018 Ken Hickman
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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
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
Genus: Malacothrix
Foothill Woodland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Northern Oak Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   2.1 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Malacothrix obtusa
PLANTS: Malacothrix parviflora
PLANTS: Malacothrix senecioides
PLANTS: Senecio flocciferus
More information about  Malacothrix floccifera
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: Aug 19, 2018).

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