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Madia elegans flower.jpg
Madia elegans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Madia
Molina 1782
For the furniture piece, see Madia (furniture)
For a people of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, India see Madia Gond.

Madia is a genus of annual or perennial usually aromatic herbs with yellow flowers, in the tarweed tribe within the sunflower family.[2]Tropicos, Madia Molina

They are sometimes known as tarweeds. The species in this genus are native to western North America and southwestern South America. The name Madia is derived from native Chilean name ("Madi") for one of the members of the genus (Madia sativa).[2][3]

  1. Madia anomala Greene - plumpseeded madia - northern CA
  2. Madia chilensis (Nutt.) Reiche - central Chile
  3. Madia citrigracilis D.D.Keck - Shasta tarweed - northern CA
  4. Madia citriodora Greene - lemon-scented madia - northern CA , NV , OR , WA , ID
  5. Madia elegans D.Don ex Lindl. - common madia - northern CA , NV , OR , WA
  6. Madia exigua (Sm.) A.Gray - small tarweed - CA OR WA NV ID MT BC, Baja California
  7. Madia glomerata Hook. - mountain tarweed - mountains of western USA; scattered locales in Canada and in north-central + northeastern USA
  8. Madia gracilis (Sm. ex Sm.) D.D.Keck - grassy tarweed - CA OR WA NV ID UT MT BC
  9. Madia radiata Kellogg - golden madia - CA
  10. Madia sativa Molina - coast tarweed - CA OR WA NV ID BC; scattered populations in eastern Canada + northeastern USA; southern Argentina, southern Chile
  11. Madia subspicata D.D.Keck - slender tarweed - CA
formerly included[1]

see Anisocarpus Harmonia Jensia Kyhosia


  1. ^ a b c "Madia". Global Compositae Checklist. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  2. ^ a b Molina, Giovanni Ignazio. 1782. Saggio sulla storia naturale del Chili 136–137, 354 text in Italian, footnotes in French and Latin
  3. ^ Flora of North America, Vol. 21 Page 303, Madia Molina, Sag. Stor. Nat. Chili. 136, 354. 1782.
  4. ^ Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution maps

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