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Sonoran Desert Plants
Palafoxia arida v.arida (Spanish Needles)



 Palafoxia arida v.arida

 Palafoxia arida v.arida

 Palafoxia arida v.arida

 Palafoxia arida v.arida

Habitat: sand dunes
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate simple
Flower Color: pinkish or pink or magenta
Flowering Period: Feb. to Nov.
Spines: spineless
Family: Asteraceae (sunflower family)
Abundance: locally 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 111 (30.2 MB pdf)

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