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Malacothrix glabrata (A. Gray ex D.C. Eaton) A. Gray
Desert-dandelion, Smooth desertdandelion
Synonym(s): Malacothrix californica var. glabrata
USDA Symbol: MAGL3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A smooth plant with a few pinnately divided leaves and bright pale yellow flower heads on branched stems.
In wet years this showy wildflower will form masses of yellow in sandy deserts.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Fruit:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
, UT Native Distribution:
Southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon to southern California, much of Arizona, and northwestern Mexico. Native Habitat:
Sandy desert, plains, and washes.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff