|Pincushion Flower, Chaenactis fremontii|
Photo Taken March 21, 2005 Lake Pleasant.
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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.
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.
Soil pH requirements:
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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