Latin name: Hecastocleis shockleyi A. Gray
  Pronunciation: hee-KAS-toe-klise SHOK-lee-eye

  Common name: Shockley's prickleleaf
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Dry rocky slopes and washes, 4000'-
  7000', creosote bush and shadscale scrub, Death
  Valley, northern desert mountains
  Blooming period: May to June
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Hecastocleis
  2) shockleyi
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