Latin name: Loeflingia squarrosa Nutt.
  Pronunciation: lef-LING-ee-a skwa-RO-sa
  Common name: Spreading pygmyleaf
  Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
  Habitat: Sandy and gravelly soils, disturbed areas to
  about 4000', coastal sage scrub, chaparral and valley
  grasslands in interior valleys
  Blooming period: April to May
  Click for Latin name derivations: 1) Loeflingia
  2) squarrosa
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