Latin name: Grayia spinosa (Hook.) Moq.
  Pronunciation: GRAY-ee-a spy-NOH-sa

  Common name: Spiny hopsage
  Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot)
  Habitat: Mesas and flats, 2500'-7500', creosote bush
  scrub to pinyon-juniper woodland, Mojave Desert

  Blooming period: March to June
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Grayia  2) spinosa
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