Taxon  Report   5291    
Madia gracilis  (Sm.) D. D. Keck & J. C. Clausen ex Applegate
Grassy tarweed,  Gumweed madia, Slender tarweed
Madia gracilis
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Madia gracilis
© 2004 George W. Hartwell
Madia gracilis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Madia gracilis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Madia gracilis
© 2000 Joseph Dougherty/
Genus: Madia
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Oak Woodland

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Madia dissitiflora
PLANTS: Madia gracilis ssp. collina
PLANTS: Madia gracilis ssp. pilosa
More information about  Madia gracilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).