Latin name: Xylorhiza cognata (H.M. Hall) T.J.
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  Pronunciation: zy-lo-RY-za kog-NAY-ta

  Common name: Mecca-aster
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Arid canyons to 750', northern Sonora
  Desert, Mecca Hills, Riverside Co.

  Blooming period: January to June
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Xylorhiza
  2) cognata
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