Latin name: Chorizanthe rigida (Torrey) Torrey & A.
  Gray
  Pronunciation: kor-i-ZAN-the RI-ji-da

  Common name: Rigid spineflower
  Family: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
  Habitat: Dry open stony places to 3000', creosote bush
  scrub, both deserts

  Blooming period: March to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Chorizanthe
  2) rigida
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