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Rafinesquia californica

California Chicory

Rafinesquia californica
Rafinesquia californica
Rafinesquia californica

Life form2, 3: forb, annual
Habitat: arroyos, bajadas, rocky slopes
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: lanceolate
leaf surface3: velvety hairy
leaf margin3: pinnatifid
Flower color2: white or whitish
Flowering period2: Mar. to May
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Asteraceae (sunflower family)
Conserved or Obsolete Family1: Compositae (composite family)
Status: locally common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Yuma area and southeastern California
      Barry M. Goldwater Range

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