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Malacothrix californica (California desertdandelion)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Malacothrix californica

Malacothrix californica DC.

California Desertdandelion

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: MACA6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun



Additional resources

USDA: Find Malacothrix californica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Malacothrix californica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Malacothrix californica


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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