Latin name: Chaenactis carphoclinia A. Gray var.
  carphoclinia
  Pronunciation: kee-NAK-tis kar-fo-KLIN-ee-a

  Common name: Pebble pincushion
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Open rocks and gravel, desert pavements
  to 6000', both deserts

  Blooming period: March to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Chaenactis
  2) carphoclinia
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