Taxon  Report   5341    
Malacothrix sonchoides  (Nutt.) Torr. & A. Gray
Sow thistle malacothrix,  Sowthistle desertdandelion, Yellow saucers
Malacothrix sonchoides
© 2005 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Malacothrix sonchoides
© 2005 Steve Matson
Malacothrix sonchoides
© 2005 Steve Matson
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.

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Malacothrix sonchoides
© 2009 Aaron Schusteff
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 / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
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).