Latin name: Mucronea perfoliata (A. Gray) A. Heller
  Pronunciation: Moo-krow-NEE-a per-FO-lee-AY-ta
  Common name: Perfoliate spineflower
  Family: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
  Habitat: Sandy or gravelly places to 5000', Tehachapis, northern
  West Transverse Range, west Mojave Desert
  Blooming period: March to July
  Click for Latin name derivations:
  (1) Mucronea (2) perfoliata
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