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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Chaenactis fremontii (Fremont's pincushion, morning bride)

Ajo Peak at Night


 Chaenactis fremontii

 Chaenactis fremontii

Habitat: bajadas, valleys
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate pinnatifid leaves
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: Mar. to June
Spines: spineless
Family: Asteraceae (sunflower family)
Abundance: common

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






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