Desert Wildflowers: Frémont’s Pincushion

image of wildflower Frémont's Pincushion

Frémont’s Pincushion, also known as Desert Pincushion Chaenactis fremontii Family: Asteraceae, commonly referred to as the aster, daisy, composite, or sunflower family Fun Facts Chaenactis fremontii is often the most abundant spring wildflower in the lower Mojave and northern Sonoran deserts, where it is a significant food source for desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii Cooper). It […]

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