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Chaenactis glabriuscula

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Species Name: Chaenactis glabriuscula var. glabriuscula
Common Name: Yellow Pincushion Flower

Native to California and Baja California, where it grows in a wide variety of habitats.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Annual
Height by Width: 6-19 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: Sea level to 5,000'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow.
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: North Coast Ranges, Sierra Nevada Foothills, Tehachapi Mountain Area, Great Central Valley, Central Western California, Southwestern California, Western edge Desert and Northern Baja.

Natural Habitat: Generally dry open places, sometimes dunes or serpentine


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