Taxon  Report   5327    
Malacothrix coulteri  Harv. & A. Gray
Snake's head
Malacothrix coulteri, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Genus: Malacothrix
Habitat: slopes

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Valley Grassland, Coastal Sage Scrub

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Malacothrix coulteri var. cognata
PLANTS: Zollikoferia elquiensis
More information about  Malacothrix coulteri
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: May 31, 2020).