Calflora
Taxon  Report   2055    
Chorizanthe spinosa  S. Watson
Mojave spineflower
Chorizanthe spinosa
© 2011 Benjamin Smith
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Chorizanthe spinosa
© 2011 Don Davis
Chorizanthe spinosa
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Chorizanthe spinosa, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Chorizanthe spinosa
© 2013 Keir Morse
Family: POLYGONACEAE  
Genus: Chorizanthe
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Shadscale Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Eriogonella spinosa
More information about  Chorizanthe spinosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CHSP)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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