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Chorizanthe diffusa; Diffuse Spineflower   

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Chorizanthe diffusa
Chorizanthe diffusa
Diffuse Spineflower
Photographer: Aaron Schusteff

ID: 0000 0000 0705 0314 (2005-07-11)

Copyright © Aaron Schusteff 2005

  • date of photo  Jul 3, 2005
  • location   Near the Observation Deck in Henry Cowell State Park, Felton. (Santa Cruz County, California, US)
  • family Polygonaceae
  • notes   The perianth limb was white, but the throat was pale yellow (not visible without removing the perianth from the involucre...with the help of tweezers under a dissecting microscope!). Also, the outside of the perianth was glabrous. (The very similar and easily confused C. pungens can be distinguished by sparse hairs on the outside of the perianth, especially near the bases of the lobes. Also, the membranes of the involucral awns and perianth limb of C. diffusa are always white, whereas C. pungens often has pink involucre membranes and perianth, and no yellow throat.)
  • camera   Shot on a Canon D350D at f11, 1/5, ISO 100 with a Canon 100mm macro lens.
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   Diffuse Spineflower (ITIS )
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