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prickly myrtle
Rhaphithamnus spinosus
Rhaphithamnus spinosus
prickly myrtle Verbena Family
Rhaphithamnus spinosus Verbenaceae
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English common name
  •prickly myrtle
Spanish common names
  •arrayán macho
  •huayún
  •espino blanco
  •hayún
  •repu
  •arrayán de espino
  •espino azul
accepted scientific name
  •Rhaphithamnus spinosus (Juss.) Moldenke
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  Rhaphithamnus spinosus (832)
family name
  • Verbenaceae
Image Author: ©2011 Leslie Landrum, SEINet, Jardín Botánico Nacional - Viña del Mar - Chile
Image License: Author's permission
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Category: Broadleaf Trees
Flowers: Five petals, Tubular shaped flowers
Petal colors: color color
Flower size is about 0.6 inches
Leaf: Opposite, Simple
Plant Observed All Year
Native to Chile, Peru and Argentina

How Likely at this Location (68%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (54%)
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Forest
Brush
Riparian
Disturbed
Wetland
Sand
Salt Marsh
Rocky
Meadow
Native Plant Status
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native Native
native Not Present
Native to Chile, Peru and Argentina