Latin name: Pleiacanthus spinosus (Nutt.) Rydb.
  Pronunciation: ply-a-KAN-thus spy-NOH-sus

  Common name: Thorny skeleton-plant
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Dry sandy or rocky places, 5000'-11,000',
  sagebrush scrub, pinyon-juniper woodland and
  bristlecone forest, desert slopes of San Gabriel
  and San Bernardino Mts, Panamint Mts
  Blooming period: July to September
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Pleiacanthus
  2) spinosus
  Formerly Stephanomeria spinosa
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