Latin name: Chorizanthe watsonii Torrey & A. Gray
Pronunciation: kor-i-ZAN-the WAT-son-ee-eye
Common name: Five-tooth spineflower
Family: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
Habitat: Desert and sagebrush scrub and woodland to 7000', dry sandy or gravelly places, western Mojave Desert, north edge of Transverse Range
Blooming period: April to July
Name derivations: 1) Chorizanthe 2) watsonii