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Sonoma spineflower
Chorizanthe valida
Sonoma spineflower Smartweed-Buckwheat Family
Chorizanthe valida Polygonaceae
common name
  Sonoma spineflower
accepted scientific name
  Chorizanthe valida S. Watson
rules for finding collection records
  Chorizanthe valida (10)
family name
Image Author: ©2010 Robert Steers
Image License: public domain -- attribution requested
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Six petals
Petal colors: color color
Flower size is about 0.25 inches
Leaf: Opposite, Whorled
Plant Observed All Year

How Likely at this Location (10%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (54%)
Links to Plant Photos
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Wikimedia Commons (2)
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