Latin name: Centromadia pungens (Hook. & Arn.) Greene ssp. pungens
  Pronunciation: sen-tro-MAD-ee-a PUN-jens
  Common name: Spikeweed
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Grassland, saltbush scrub, disturbed places, Southwest, west edge Mojave Desert
  Blooming period: April to November
  Click for Latin name derivations:
  (1) Centromadia (2) pungens
  Formerly Hemizonia pungens
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