Madia
madia, tarweed
6 species
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Madia citriodoralemon scented tarplant, lemon scented tarweed, lemon tarweed
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington south to California, east to Nevada.
Habitat: Dry, open hillsides and foothills.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-June
Madia eleganscommon madia, autumn showy tarweed
Distribution: Southwest Washington, south through western Oregon to California.
Habitat: Dry, open places, often becoming a roadside weed.
Origin: Native
Flowers: July - September
Madia exiguathreadstem madia, little tarplant, little tarweed
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington, but more common east of the crest; British Columbia to California, east to Montana, Idaho, and Nevada.
Habitat: Dry, open woods, grasslands, roadsides, and other open areas where often disturbed, from the plains and foothills, occasionally up to middle elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Madia glomeratamountain tarplant, cluster tarweed, mountain tarweed
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to south to California, east to the Rocky Mountains and across northern U.S. and southern Canada to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Common in dry, open places from the foothills to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: July-September
Madia gracilisgrassy tarplant, common tarweed, slender tarweed
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Montana, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah.
Habitat: Dry, open areas from shrub-steppe to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Madia sativaChilean tarplant, coast tarweed
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California.
Habitat: Dry, open places at low elevations, often along roadsides or other disturbed sites.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-September