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Malacothrix glabrata

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Species Name: Malacothrix glabrata
Common Name: Desert dandelion

Beautiful, open fast-growing annual.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Annual
Height by Width: 2"-16" H
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun
Soil Preference: Dry to semi-dry
Water Requirements:
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: March through June
Flower Color: Pale Yellow to orange with white tips
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: San Joaquin Valley, East of Sierra Nevada, Desert

Natural Habitat: Coarse soils in open areas or among shrubs below 6500'

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