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Rigid Spiny Herb
Spiny Herb, Devil's Spineflower, Rigid Spiny Herb
< 6,000 ft.
February, March, April, May, June
Height | Length:
1 - 6 in.
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Great Basin, Mojave, Sonoran
Chorizanthe rigida is an annual plant with a basal rosette of ovate leaves on long petioles (leaf stems). The perianth (sepals and petals) are bright green and daggerlike in the center of the plant. Flowers are tiny and yellow, very inconspicuous. Death Valley National Park | January 2016
Chorizanthe rigida leaves turning yellow and red with age. Spiny skeleton remains. Death Valley National Park | January 2016
Bright green Chorizanthe rigida stands out against the black lava rock in the springtime. Pisgah Crater, CA | April 2014