Latin name: Malacothrix sonchoides (Nutt.)
  Torrey & A. Gray
  Pronunciation: ma-la-KO-thrix son-KO-i-dees

  Common name: Yellow saucers
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Open sandy places, 2000'-5000', creosote
  bush scrub, joshua tree woodland, western and
  northern Mojave Desert, Death Valley
  Blooming period: April to June
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Malacothrix
  2) sonchoides
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