Taxon  Report   5327    
Malacothrix coulteri  Harv. & A. Gray
Snake's head
Malacothrix coulteri
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
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Malacothrix coulteri
© 2003 Barry Breckling
Malacothrix coulteri
© 2004 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Malacothrix coulteri, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Malacothrix coulteri
© 2009 Keir Morse
Genus: Malacothrix
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Valley Grassland, Coastal Sage Scrub

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Zollikoferia elquiensis
ICPN + PLANTS: Malacothrix coulteri var. cognata
More information about  Malacothrix coulteri
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 19, 2019).