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crucifixion thorn
Colletia hystrix
crucifixion thorn Buckthorn Family
Colletia hystrix Rhamnaceae
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English common names
  •crucifixion thorn
  •barbed wire bush
Spanish common names
accepted scientific name
  •Colletia hystrix Clos
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  •Colletia hystrix (68)
family name
Image Author: ©2015 Lucía Abello
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Category: Shrubs
Flowers: Five petals, Tubular shaped flowers
Petal colors: color
Flower size is about 0.16 inches
Leaf: No obvious leaves
Plant Observed last week of October thru 2nd week of April
Native to Chile and Argentina

How Likely at this Location (28%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (36%)
Links to Plant Descriptions
Instituto Darwinion (6)
sib.gob.ar (3)
base map where plant found
mag select
grid lines base