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Brittle Spine Flower
Photographed along Cave Creek, New River Mountains, Maricopa Co., Arizona. April 2008.
ANNUAL: Low growing, rather obscure annual of spring. Mostly less than
30 cm tall. Upright and intricately branched. The stems turn
orange-red after maturity and readily break into segments carrying hooked
Polygonaceae -- Buckwheat Family
This plant is bristling with sharp burs ready for dispersal. Photographed at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona, May 2013.
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