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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Madia elegans D. Don ex Lindl.
Common madia, Elegant Madia
USDA Symbol: MAEL
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Fruit:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
CA , NV , OR , WA Native Distribution:
Southwestern Washington to Baja California. Native Habitat:
Dry, open, usually grassy places, often along roadsides. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff