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20a. Chorizanthe parryi S. Watson var. parryi

Parry's spineflower

Involucral awns uncinate.

Flowering May-Jun. Sandy soil on flats and foothills, mixed grassland and chaparral communities; of conservation concern; 90-800(-1300) m; Calif.

Variety parryi is known today only from scattered populations in the foothills of the San Gabriel, San Bernardino, and San Jacinto mountains. Much of its native habitat was destroyed by development in the twentieth century.


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