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Malacothrix glabrata
smooth desert dandelion Aster Family
Malacothrix glabrata Asteraceae
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common names
  smooth desert dandelion
  desert dandelion
accepted scientific name
  Malacothrix glabrata (A. Gray ex D.C. Eaton) A. Gray
rules for finding collection records
  Malacothrix californica glabrata (22)
  Malacothrix glabrata (2269)
family name
  Asteraceae
Image Author: ©2012 Keir Morse
Image License: CC BY-NC-SA
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Many petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is 1.5 to 2.5 inches
Leaf: Basal
Plant Observed 2nd week of February thru end of June
Native to the western United States

How Likely at this Location (54%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (72%)
Links to Plant Photos
Cal Photos (137)
Paul Slichter (9)
FloraFinder (7)
Gila Wilderness (5)
G.D.Carr (10)
Wikimedia Commons (4)
Snowbirdpix (4)
Jay Sullivan (1)
base map where plant found
mag select

Desert
Sand
grid lines base