Taxon  Report   1904 
Chaenactis macrantha  D. Eaton
Bighead dustymaiden,  Large flowered chaenactis, Mohave pincushion
Chaenactis macrantha
© 2010 Steve Matson
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Chaenactis macrantha
© 2010 Steve Matson
Chaenactis macrantha
© 2010 James M. Andre
Chaenactis macrantha, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Chaenactis macrantha
© 2004 James M. Andre
Genus: Chaenactis
Creosote Bush Scrub, Shadscale Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 30, 2017).

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