Taxon  Report   5341    
Malacothrix sonchoides  (Nutt.) Torr. & A. Gray
Sow thistle malacothrix,  Sowthistle desertdandelion, Yellow saucers
Malacothrix sonchoides, 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
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Leptoseris sonchoides
More information about  Malacothrix sonchoides
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: Feb 16, 2020).