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Pectis cylindrica

Sonoran Chinchweed

Life form2, 3: forb, annual
Habitat: playas, valleys, bajadas
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: opposite
leaf shape3: linear to linear oblanceolate to linear oblong
leaf margin3: setaceous
Flower color2: yellow
Flowering period2: May to Sept.
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Asteraceae (sunflower family)
Conserved or Obsolete Family1: Compositae (composite family)
Status: uncommon
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Sonoran Desert National Monument

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