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Pincushion Flower, Chaenactis fremontii.

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Pincushion Flower, Chaenactis fremontii. Also called Fremont's Pincushion, Morning Bride, or Morning Bride. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.
Pincushion Flower, Chaenactis fremontii
Photo Taken March 21, 2005 Lake Pleasant.
Pincushion Flower, Chaenactis fremontii. Also called Fremont's Pincushion, Morning Bride, or Morning Bride. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.Pincushion Flower, Chaenactis fremontii. Also called Fremont's Pincushion, Morning Bride, or Morning Bride. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.
Pincushion Flower
Chaenactis fremontii
Pincushion Flower
Chaenactis fremontii

Pincushion Flower.
Chaenactis fremontii, Sunflower Family ( Compositae ) ( Asteraceae ), Pincushion Flower. Also called Fremont's Pincushion, Morning Bride, or Morning Bride.

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A biennial herb with hairy leaves and stems each with a solitary flower head with narrow white or pink or lavender rays; native to western North America & northern Mexico.


Quick Notes:

Height: About 16 inches. Spreading out to about 2 foot wide.

Flowers: The flower rays are very narrow and white in color.

Flowering Time: March to May.

Leaves: Slender linear leaves. Alternate pinnatifid leaves. The leaves and stems are covered with hairs.

Found: Southwestern United States (AZ, CA, NV, UT); and northern Sonora, & Baja California, in Mexico.

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Elevation: 0 - 4,000 Feet.

Habitat: Growing on sandy and gravelly soils or hillsides, deserts, and low mountains; such as the Mojave Desert in California and the Sonoran Desert habitats.

Miscellaneous: Flowering Photos Taken March 21, 2005.

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