Taxon  Report   5298    
Madia sativa  Molina
Chile tarweed,  Coast tarweed, Coastal tarweed
Madia sativa
© 2013 Ron Vanderhoff
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Madia sativa
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Madia sativa
© 2018 John Doyen
Madia sativa, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Madia sativa
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Madia
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, (many plant communities)

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Madia capitata
PLANTS: Madia sativa ssp. capitata
PLANTS: Madia sativa var. congesta
More information about  Madia sativa
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 21, 2019).