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southern Sierra pincushion
Chaenactis alpigena
southern Sierra pincushion Aster Family
Chaenactis alpigena Asteraceae
common name
  southern Sierra pincushion
accepted scientific name
  Chaenactis alpigena C.W. Sharsmith
rules for finding collection records
  Chaenactis alpigena (181)
family name
Image Author: ©2003 Steve Matson
Image License: Author's permission
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: No obvious petals
Petal colors: color
Leaf: Basal
Plant Observed beginning of July thru 3rd week of September

How Likely at this Location (12%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (45%)
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