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Pleiacanthus spinosus
thorn skeletonweed Aster Family
Pleiacanthus spinosus Asteraceae
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common name
  thorn skeletonweed
accepted scientific name
  Pleiacanthus spinosus (Nutt.) Rydb.
rules for finding collection records
  Lygodesmia spinosa (108)
  Pleiacanthus spinosus (293)
  Stephanomeria spinosa (190)
family name
  Asteraceae
Image Author: ©2010 Lee Dittmann
Image License: Author's permission
Image Source
Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Three petals, Four petals, Five petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is .5 to 1. inches
Number of ray petals: 3 to 5
Leaf: Alternate
Plant Observed last week of May thru 2nd week of October

How Likely at this Location (21%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (54%)
Links to Plant Photos
Cal Photos (59)
Cal Photos (14)
Paul Slichter (4)
Wikimedia Commons (6)
New Mexico Flora (3)
Jay Sullivan (1)
base map where plant found

Desert
Disturbed
Forest
Rocky
Sand
Riparian
Grassland
Brush
grid lines base