Madia sativa

Coast Tarweed

Erect, ill-smelling, covered with hairs and very sticky, stalked, yellow to black glands. Stems often in clusters, branched, leafy. Leaves on lower stem linear to oblong, 1–6 in., entire or toothed, upper stem leaves smaller. Flower heads sessile or short-stalked, in dense clusters; bracts green, hairy, glandular, with long flat tips. Ray flowers usually 8, greenish yellow or tinted red. Disk flowers 10–14, black-anthered. A coastal plant usually found in grassy places at low elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer-Autumn
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 8--40 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, Meadow
  • Found In: Olympic Np, N Cascades Np
  • Native: Yes

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