Latin name: Calliandra eriophylla Benth.
  Pronunciation: ka-lee-AN-dra air-ee-O-fil-a

  Common name: Pink fairy duster or False mesquite
  Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
  Habitat: Sandy washes and gullies below 1000',
  creosote bush scrub, rare in California

  Blooming period: February to March
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Calliandra
  2) eriophylla
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