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Chaenactis glabriuscula var. megacephala

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Species Name: Chaenactis glabriuscula var. megacephala
Common Name: Big-headed Yellow Pincushion Flower

A variety of yellow pincushion with very large flowers.

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 5,200'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow.
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Southernmost Sierra Nevada Foothills, Tehachapi Mountain Area, San Joaquin Valley, Central Western California, Borth Southwestern California
Natural Habitat: Dry, often sandy slopes


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