Malacothrix glabrata (A. Gray ex D.C. Eaton) A. Gray
Desert-dandelion, Smooth desertdandelion
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Malacothrix californica var. glabrata
USDA Symbol: magl3
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: 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.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Malacothrix glabrata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Malacothrix glabrata in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff