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Sonoran Desert Plants
Chorizanthe brevicornu ssp.brevicornu (Brittle Spineflower, Short-horn Spineflower)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Chorizanthe brevicornu ssp.brevicornu

 Chorizanthe brevicornu ssp.brevicornu

 Chorizanthe brevicornu ssp.brevicornu

Habitat: bajadas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: basal simple
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: Mar. to May
Spines: spines around flowers
Family: Polygonaceae (buckwheat family)
Abundance: common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona Part 19. Eudicots: Polygalaceae to Simmondsiaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-47: 1-71. Published 23 June 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 6 (13.7 MB pdf)

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