Latin name: Palafoxia arida B. Turner & M. Morris
  var. arida
  Pronunciation: pa-la-FOX-ee-a air-i-da

  Common name: Spanish needles
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Sandy places below 3000', creosote bush
  scrub, both deserts

  Blooming period: March to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Palafoxia  2) arida
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