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Sonoran Desert Plants
Malacothrix sonorae (Sonoran Desert Dandelion)

Coffee Pot Mountain


Habitat: mountains, washes, sandy areas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: oblanceolate to obovate,pinnatifid,alternate,simple
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: Mar. to May
Spines: spineless
Family: Asteraceae (sunflower family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 21. Eudicots: Asteraceae-Aster Family. Phytoneuron 2016-77: 1-164. Published 29 November 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 106 (30.2 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Malacothrix sonorae (opens in a new tab).






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