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PlantFiles: Thorn Skeletonweed
Stephanomeria spinosa

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Stephanomeria (stef-an-oh-MER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: spinosa (spy-NO-suh) (Info)

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Cactus and Succulents

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Winter

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Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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Neutral palmbob On Jan 12, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

interesting twisted globe of twigs and spines, with a nice turquoise to pink coloration. Not much in the way (if any) of foliage, but small, bright yellow flowers in mid winter. Native of the western half of the US and probably quite cold tolerant... but can't find info about what zones it can grow in... does great in zone 9b-10a though.



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