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Malacothrix sonchoides

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Species Name: Malacothrix sonchoides
Common Name: Yellow saucers, sow thistle malacothrix, sowthistle desert dandelion

Multi-stem dandelion with pale yellow to deep yellow flowers followed wispy seed stalks

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Annual
Height by Width: 4"-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: April through June
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: East of Sierra Nevada, Mojave Desert

Natural Habitat: Generally deep, sandy soils below 4600'

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