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Distribution by County   6043    
Palafoxia arida  B. L. Turner & M. I. Morris  var. gigantea  (M. E. Jones) B. L. Turner & M. I. Morris
Giant spanish needle
Palafoxia arida var. gigantea is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California, and also found in Arizona.
also called Palafoxia linearis var. gigantea
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   CNDDB
Record Count by County

Imperial: 94 Riverside: 1

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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: 10/02/2022).