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Colletia hystrix
crucifixion thorn Buckthorn Family
Colletia hystrix Rhamnaceae
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English common names
  •crucifixion thorn
  •barbed wire bush
Spanish common names
  •crucero
  •yaqui
  •yáquil
  •chacai
accepted scientific name
  •Colletia hystrix Clos
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  •Colletia hystrix (45)
family name
  •Rhamnaceae
Image Author: ©2015 Lucía Abello
Image License: Author's permission
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Category: Shrubs
Flowers: Five petals, Tubular shaped flowers
Petal colors: color
Leaf: No obvious leaves
Plant Observed last week of October thru second week of April
Native to Chile and Argentina

How Likely at this Location (26%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (36%)
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