Plants of USA and Canada

Scientific or common name:

Malacothrix squalida Greene

ASTERACEAE Family selection - Aster family (Angiosperms - Flowering plants)

Taxon Page:

Name: Malacothrix squalida Greene Taxon selection
Nomencl. ref.: Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 2: 152. 1886
Rank: species

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Common names

US name U.S. name: Santa Cruz desertdandelion
en English name: island desert-dandelion
English name: island desert-dendelion

Grown habit: Forb/herb
Duration: Annual

= Malacothrix foliosa A. Gray var. squalida (Greene) E.W. Williams
= Malacothrix insularis Greene var. squalida (Greene) Ferris


Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Superdivision: Spermatophyta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Malacothrix

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Distribution in USA and Canada (*)

Distributional map for Malacothrix squalida Greene
Map for Malacothrix squalida Greene
(*) USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA

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