Taxon  Report   5334 
Malacothrix saxatilis  (Nutt.) Torrey & A. Gray
Cliff aster,  Cliff desertdandelion
Malacothrix saxatilis
© 2002 Lynn Watson
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Malacothrix saxatilis
© 2010 Gary A. Monroe
Malacothrix saxatilis
© 2010 Gary A. Monroe
Malacothrix saxatilis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Malacothrix saxatilis
© 2002 Lynn Watson
Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Strand, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest
Habitat: coastal, slopes, ridges
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Malacothrix saxatilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 19, 2018).

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