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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Xanthisma spinulosum v.gooddingii (Spiny Goldenweed, )

Cabeza Prieta Peak


 Xanthisma spinulosum v.gooddingii

 Xanthisma spinulosum v.gooddingii

 Xanthisma spinulosum v.gooddingii

Habitat: roadsides, disturbed areas, bajadas, valleys, rocky slopes
Life Form: forb,perennial
Leaf Description: alternate simple toothed
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: Mar. to Oct.
Spines: spiny leaves
Family: Asteraceae (sunflower family)
Abundance: common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 21. Eudicots: Asteraceae-Aster Family. Phytoneuron 2016-77: 1-164. Published 29 November 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 159 (30.2 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Xanthisma spinulosum v.gooddingii (opens in a new tab).






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