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Chaenactis fremontii, Fremont Pincushion is a member of the Sunflower family. It is found in Creosote Bush and Joshua Tree woodland areas of the Mojave Desert below an elevation of 5,000 feet.
When fully grown, it is 4 to 12 inches tall. Absolutely gorgeous when in full bloom.
Many tortoises love it! Sunset Zone(s): All Zones
USDA Zone(s): 7-10
Blooming Period: Spring
Exposure: Full Sun, intolerant of shade
Soil Type: Gravelly, sandy, loam, alkaline
Water Usage: Xeric once established
Collection elevation: 3650 feet
Location: San Bernardino County