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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Malacothrix glabrata (Gray ex D.C. Eat.) Gray
Desert-dandelion, Smooth desertdandelion
USDA Symbol: MAGL3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
AZ , CA , ID , NM , NV , OR , UT Native Distribution:
Southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon to southern California, much of Arizona, and northwestern Mexico. Native Habitat:
Sandy desert, plains, and washes. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff