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Malacothrix glabrata - Desert Dandelion

Malacothrix glabrata, the Desert Dandelion is one of the most common of the desert spring wildflowers. The Desert Dandelion grows up to a foot tall or a little more on a good year. Plants often start in the protective shade of a shrub and reach out for the sun. Malacothrix glabrata often only produces one bloom that could be less than half an inch wide on a tough year, but will be an inch or more on a good year. Scatter wildflower seeds with the first significant fall rain.

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Malacothrix glabrata, Desert Dandelion

Malacothrix glabrata, Desert Dandelion