Patagonia Wildflowers
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ortiga brava
Loasa acanthifolia
Loasa acanthifolia
ortiga brava Blazing-star Family
Loasa acanthifolia Loasaceae
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Spanish common names
  •ortiga brava
  •ortiga macho
accepted scientific name
  •Loasa acanthifolia Desr.
rules for finding collection records
  •Loasa acanthifolia (124)
family name
  • Loasaceae
Image Author: Diego Alarcón, Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Chile
Image License: CC BY-NC-ND
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Five petals
Petal colors: color color color
Flower size is 1.0 to 2.0 inches
Leaf: Opposite, Simple
Plant Observed beginning of September thru end of March

How Likely at this Location (24%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (72%)
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