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Chorizanthe diffusa; Diffuse Spineflower   

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Chorizanthe diffusa
Chorizanthe diffusa
Diffuse Spineflower
Photographer: Aaron Schusteff

ID: 0000 0000 0116 4086 (2016-01-22)

Copyright © 2016 Aaron Schusteff

  • date of photo  Apr 19, 2015
  • location   Indian Knob (San Luis Obispo County, California, US)
  • family Polygonaceae
  • notes   Prostrate, divaricately-branched habit of Chorizanthe diffusa, growing here in poor sandstone-derived soils along the summit ridge of Indian Knob.

    The more northerly populations I'd seen of this species (in the Santa Cruz sandhills and at Ft. Ord) had white flowers (perianths) within the white scarious-margined involcral lobes...but these plants had decidedly yellow perianths.

  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   Diffuse Spineflower (photographer)
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  • The photographer's identification Chorizanthe diffusa has not been reviewed. Click here to review or comment on the identification.

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