Latin name: Chloracantha spinosa (Benth.) G.
  Nesom var. spinosa
  Pronunciation: klor-a-KAN-tha spy-NOH-sa

  Common name: Spiny aster, Mexican devil-weed
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Low subsaline places to 500', seeps, moist
  streamsides, alkali sink, coastal sage scrub, creosote
  bush scrub, southern San Diego Co., Colorado
  Desert

  Blooming period: June to December
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Chloracantha
  2) spinosa
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