Madia elegans D. Don ex Lindl.
Common madia, Elegant Madia
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: MAEL
Slender, erect leafy stems have mostly yellow flower heads at the ends of branches in the upper part.
Species of Madia (a Chilean name for a species once grown for the oil in its seeds) are covered with sticky, glandular hairs and are often called tarweed. The heads of many, including those of Elegant Madia, close at night.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: CA , NV , OR , WA
Native Distribution: Southwestern Washington to Baja California.
Native Habitat: Dry, open, usually grassy places, often along roadsides.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Madia elegans in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Madia elegans in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff