Taxon  Report   5334    
Malacothrix saxatilis  (Nutt.) Torr. & A. Gray
Cliff aster,  Cliff desertdandelion
Malacothrix saxatilis
© 2002 Lynn Watson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Malacothrix saxatilis
© 2010 Gary A. Monroe
Malacothrix saxatilis
© 2010 Gary A. Monroe
Malacothrix saxatilis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Malacothrix saxatilis
© 2002 Lynn Watson
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Strand, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest

Habitat: coastal, slopes, ridges

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Malacothrix saxatilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 22, 2019).