Calflora
Taxon  Report   6041    
Palafoxia arida  B. L. Turner & M. I. Morris
Desert palafox,  Spanish needle
Palafoxia arida
© 2011 Aaron E. Sims
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Palafoxia arida
© 2015 Wynn Anderson
Palafoxia arida
© 2007 Len Blumin
Palafoxia arida, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Palafoxia arida
© 2015 Wynn Anderson
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Palafoxia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Alkali Sink
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
More information about  Palafoxia arida
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PAAR8)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 18, 2018).

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