Latin name: Malacothrix coulteri A. Gray
  Pronunciation: ma-la-KO-thrix KOLE-ter-eye
  Common name: Snake's head
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Open sandy areas in coastal sage, grassland,
  desert dry slopes and washes below 3500', creosote
  bush scrub

  Blooming period: March to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Malacothrix
  2) coulteri
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