Scientific Name 

Malacothrix saxatilis (Nutt.) Torry & A. Gray                

Family 

Asteraceae 

General

     A tall, spindly perennial herb, favoring disturbed or open habitats.  A Summer bloomer.              

CI

   Large, bushy plants of this species are common in disturbed areas, such as habitats along paths and bordering landscaped areas.  Blooms in Summer, after most other native plants have ceased activity. 

 

References

      More on this species at CalFlora.

      The Jepson Manual(2012:  384, Malacothrix by W. S. Davis).

      Dale (2000:  71).

      McAuley (1996:  239). 

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Malacothrix saxatilis on hillside to east of Univesrity Glen, CI (22 June 2003).

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 Malacothrix saxatilis on north face of Round Mountain, towards base, near water treatment plant, CI campus (10 September 2013).

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Malacothrix saxatilis on north face of Round Mountain, towards base, near water treatment plant, CI campus (10 September 2013).

 

malacothrix-saxatilis-12june2016-1Malacothrix saxatilis along arroyo to north of University Glen (12 June 2016).

malacothrix-saxatilis-12june2016-3 Malacothrix saxatilis along arroyo to north of University Glen (12 June 2016).

 

malacothrix-saxatilis-12june2016-6Malacothrix saxatilis along arroyo to north of University Glen (12 June 2016).

 

malacothrix-saxatilis-1june2016-14Malacothrix saxatilis along crest of hill to south of entrance area to University Park, CI campus (1 June 2016).

malacothrix-saxatilis-1june2016-17Malacothrix saxatilis along crest of hill to south of entrance area to University Park, CI campus (1 June 2016).

malacothrix-saxatilis-25ay2003-eMalacothrix saxatilis hillside to east of University Glen, CI campus (29 May 2003).

 

malacothrix-saxatilis-5june2015a-2Malacothrix saxatilis on east slope of hill to north of University Glen, CI campus (5 June 2015).

 

malacothrix-saxatilis-5june2015a-5Malacothrix saxatilis on east slope of hill to north of University Glen, CI campus (5 June 2015).

malacothrix-saxatilis-5une2015a-6Malacothrix saxatilis on east slope of hill to north of University Glen, CI campus (5 June 2015).