Brittle Spineflower

Common Names:
Brittle Spineflower
Scientific name:
Chorizanthe brevicornu
Elevation range:
< 7,000 ft.
Flowering Months:
February, March, April, May, June, July
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
State Occurrences:
Desert region:
Great Basin, Mojave, Sonoran

Brittle Spineflower 1

Brittle Spineflower in the desert

Note the tiny tubular greenish-white spiky flowers on smooth stalks on Chorizanthe brevicornu plant. Mojave National Preserve | April 2014   

Brittle Spineflower 2

Brittle Spineflower in the desert

Chorizanthe brevicornu has very inconspicuous flowers with much larger basal leaves. Owl Canyon, CA | April 2014