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Chaenactis fremontii

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Species Name: Chaenactis santolinoides
Common Name: Fremont Pincushion Flower

Native to the southwestern United States and northern Baja California, where it grows in the deserts and low mountains. It grows in patches of long stems which are green when new and grow reddish with age.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6-12 in. H x 6-12 in. W
Growth Habit: Basal rosette
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 100' to 3500'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White or very light pink.
Endangered?:
Distribution: Tehachapi Mountain Area, southern San Joaquin Valley, Inner South Coast Ranges, more common in sourthern East of Sierra Nevada, Desert
Natural Habitat: Open sand or gravel.

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