Taxon  Report   4726 
Leptodactylon pungens  (Torr.) Nutt. ex Rydb.  (not an active name)
Granite gilia,  Granite prickly phlox, Mountain prickly phlox, Prickly phlox
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Leptodactylon pungens, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Leptodactylon pungens
© 1998 Larry Blakely
Genus: Leptodactylon
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland
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Name Status:
Accepted in JM93
ICPN + PLANTS accepted name: Linanthus pungens
NOTE: Leptodactylon pungens is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
More information about  Leptodactylon pungens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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:   (Accessed: Jun 19, 2018).

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