Taxon  Report   8898 
Centromadia pungens  (H. and A.) Greene  ssp. laevis  (Keck) B.G. Baldwin
Smooth tarplant
Centromadia pungens ssp. laevis
© 2008 Benjamin Smith
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Centromadia pungens ssp. laevis
© 2008 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
Centromadia pungens ssp. laevis
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Centromadia pungens ssp. laevis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Centromadia pungens ssp. laevis
© 2010 Benjamin Smith
Genus: Centromadia
Parent Record Centromadia pungens
Shadscale Scrub, Alkali Sink, Valley Grassland
Wetlands: Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands
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PLANTS: Hemizonia laevis
TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS: Hemizonia pungens ssp. laevis
More information about  Centromadia pungens ssp. laevis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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: Mar 24, 2018).

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