Taxon  Report   5330    
Malacothrix glabrata  (A. Gray ex D. C. Eaton) A. Gray
Desert dandelion,  Smooth desertdandelion
Malacothrix glabrata, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Genus: Malacothrix
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Shadscale Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Malacothrix californica var. glabrata
More information about  Malacothrix glabrata
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Nov 21, 2019).