The desert dandelion, or Malacothrix glabrata, is a small annual plant that is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It is a member of the sunflower family, and its flowers are similar to those of a dandelion, but they are smaller and paler yellow. The desert dandelion grows in sandy or rocky soils in desert and semi-desert habitats. It is a drought-tolerant plant and can survive long periods of dry weather. The desert dandelion is an important food source for many animals, including butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. It is also used by humans for medicinal purposes.
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