Latin name: Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
  Pronunciation:
pek-toe-KAR-ya pen-i-sil-AY-ta
  Common name: Winged pectocarya, Northern pectocarya, Sleeping combseed
  Family: Boraginaceae (Borage)
  Habitat: Disturbed areas, roadsides to 6000', many plant communities in California Floristic Province
  Blooming period: March to May
  Click for Latin name derivations: 
 1) Pectocarya 2) penicillata
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