Rahul Sharma

Malacothrix glabrata

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Kingdom  Plantae
Tribe  Cichorieae
Scientific name  Malacothrix glabrata
Order  Asterales
Family  Asteraceae
Genus  Malacothrix
Rank  Species
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Similar  Malacothrix, Chaenactis fremontii, Rafinesquia neomexicana, Phacelia crenulata, Cryptantha angustifolia

Malacothrix glabrata (smooth desert dandelion or desert dandelion) is an annual plant in the sunflower family (Asteraceae). It is common to the southwestern deserts of North America and has showy pale-yellow to white flowers. The name "glabrata" refers to the leaves being (nearly) hairless. Like other members of its genus, it has a milky sap and flower heads composed of smaller strap-like flowers called "ligules".

Malacothrix glabrata Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness Malacothrix glabrata

The species is native to the western United States, excluding much of the Pacific Northwest, and into northern Mexico. It is a dicot.

Malacothrix glabrata Desert Dandelion Malacothrix glabrata

M. glabrata is typically 5 to 15 inches (13 to 38 cm) tall with a 1.5-to-2.5-inch (3.8 to 6.4 cm) flower head. Its fragrant, daisy-like flower heads are in shades of yellow or white, and flower heads may have an orange to red "button" in the center of the flower head, composed of several immature flowers.

Malacothrix glabrata Malacothrix glabrata Smooth Desertdandelion Smooth Desert
Malacothrix glabrata Malacothrix glabrata Smooth Desertdandelion
Malacothrix glabrata Plants Profile for Malacothrix glabrata smooth desertdandelion
Malacothrix glabrata

References

Malacothrix glabrata Wikipedia


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