Navarretia

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Navarretia
Navarretiasquarrosa.jpg
Navarretia squarrosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Polemoniaceae
Genus: Navarretia
Ruiz y Pavón
Species

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Navarretia is a genus of about 30 species of flowering plants related to the phloxes and the gilias. This is one genus of plants among others which are sometimes called pincushion plants. The inflorescence which bears the flowers is surrounded by frilly green bracts bearing soft spines, giving it the appearance of a pincushion. Several species are members of the vernal pool ecosystem.

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