Malacothrix californica Malacothrix californica Malacothrix californica
Common Name Desert Dandelion
Latin Name Malacothrix californica
Native Habitat Dry slopes 0 to 5,500 feet in California
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month
Height X Width To 16 inches
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green
Garden Suitability Ethnobotanical
Ornamental Value Showy yellow flowers March to June
Nature Value Birds eat seeds
Native American Uses Seeds used for food
Links  
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=5325
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malacothrix_californica
    Images and data http://wc.pima.edu/Bfiero/tucsonecology/plants/wflow_deda.htm
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=MACA6
    Seeds http://b-and-t-world-seeds.com/carth.asp?species=Malacothrix%20californica&sref=76106
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