Patagonia Wildflowers
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spiny green blanket
Maihuenia patagonica
Maihuenia patagonica
spiny green blanket Cactus Family
Maihuenia patagonica Cactaceae
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English common names
  •spiny green blanket
Spanish common names
  •chupas sangre
  •siempre verde
  •yerba del guanaco
accepted scientific name
  •Maihuenia patagonica (Phil.) Britton & Rose
rules for finding collection records
  Maihuenia patagonica (118)
family name
  • Cactaceae
Image Author: ©2009 Dick Culbert
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Category: Cactus
Flowers: Many petals
Petal colors: color color color
Flower size is 1.1 to 2.1 inches
Leaf: No obvious leaves
Plant Observed beginning of October thru 1st week of May

How Likely at this Location (18%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (72%)
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