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Chorizanthe rigida

Rigid Spineflower, Rigid spinyherb, Devils Spineflower

Chorizanthe rigida

Life form2, 3: forb, annual
Habitat: bajadas
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: basal or opposite
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: obovate
leaf surface3: hairy
leaf margin3: entire
Flower color2: greenish or green
Flowering period2: Mar. to May
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Polygonaceae (buckwheat family)
Status: common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Tinajas Altas area
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land
      Barry M. Goldwater Range
      Sonoran Desert National Monument

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