Madia elegans Madia elegans ssp. densifolia Madia elegans ssp. vernalis
Common Name Elegant Tarweed, Common Madia
Latin Name Madia elegans
Native Habitat Forested slopes to 11,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, limestone, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Regularly
Height X Width Once to twice per month
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green, annual
Garden Suitability Butterfly, Ethnobotanical, Fragrance
Ornamental Value Yellow daisy-like flowers July - August
Nature Value Important to butterflies
Native American Uses Seeds eaten raw or cooked
Links  
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madia_elegans
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=5284
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=MAEL
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Madia+elegans
    Seeds, images, and data http://www.larnerseeds.com/_pages/wildflower_annual.html
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.anniesannuals.com/signs/M/Madia_elegans.htm
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=MAEL
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