Taxon  Report   5330 
Malacothrix glabrata  A. Gray
Desert dandelion,  Smooth desertdandelion
Malacothrix glabrata
© 2008 Steve Matson
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Malacothrix glabrata
© 2004 Christopher L. Christie
Malacothrix glabrata
© 1998 Larry Blakely
Malacothrix glabrata, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Malacothrix glabrata
© 2004 James M. Andre
Genus: Malacothrix
Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Shadscale Scrub
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Malacothrix californica var. glabrata
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This plant is available commercially.
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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 18, 2018).

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