Latin name: Chorizanthe parryi S. Watson var.
  fernandina (S. Watson) Jepson
  Pronunciation: kor-i-ZAN-the PARE-ee-eye
  fer-nan-DEE-na

  Common name: San Fernando Valley spineflower
  Family: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
  Habitat: Dry sandy places to 2500', San Fernando
  Valley to Orange and San Diego Co.

  Blooming period: April to June
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Chorizanthe
  2) parryi
 3) fernandina
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