Calflora
Taxon  Report   8813    
Malacothrix foliosa  A. Gray  ssp. foliosa 
Leafy desertdandelion
Malacothrix foliosa ssp. foliosa
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Malacothrix foliosa ssp. foliosa
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Malacothrix foliosa ssp. foliosa
© 2011 Dylan Neubauer
Malacothrix foliosa ssp. foliosa, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, Baja California.
also called Malacothrix foliosa
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Malacothrix foliosa ssp. foliosa
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Malacothrix
Parent: Malacothrix foliosa
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
CNPS: Malacothrix foliosa
More information about  Malacothrix foliosa ssp. foliosa
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

USDA PLANTS Profile (MAFOF)

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 20, 2018).

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