Latin name: Malacothrix glabrata A. Gray
Pronunciation: ma-la-KO-thrix gla-BRAY-ta
Common name: Desert dandelion
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Habitat: Coarse soils of both deserts, dry sandy plains, washes and among shrubs in creosote bush scrub, joshua tree woodland and shadscale scrub to 6000', and occasionally in some of the inner cismontane valleys from San Diego County to Santa Barbara County
Blooming period: March to June
Name derivations: 1) Malacothrix 2) glabrata