Latin name: Pleiacanthus spinosus (Nutt.) Rydb.
Pronunciation: ply-a-KAN-thus spy-NO-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
Name derivations: 1) Pleiacanthus 2) spinosus