Taxon  Report   5289    
Madia exigua  (Sm.) A. Gray
Little tarweed,  Meager tarweed, Small tarweed, Three-stemmed madia
Madia exigua
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Madia exigua
© 2015 Neal Kramer
Madia exigua
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Madia exigua, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Madia exigua
© 2013 Vernon Smith
Genus: Madia
Communities: (many plant communities)

Serpentine affinity: 1.8; (weak indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Madia exigua
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).