Taxon  Report   9555 
Linanthus pungens  (Torr.) J. M. Porter & L. A. Johnson
Granite prickly phlox
Linanthus pungens
© 2006 Steve Matson
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Linanthus pungens
© 2006 Steve Matson
Linanthus pungens
© 2005 US Forest Service
Linanthus pungens, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Linanthus pungens
© 1998 Larry Blakely
Genus: Linanthus
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Gilia hallii
PLANTS: Leptodactylon pungens var. hookeri
PLANTS: Leptodactylon pungens var. hallii
PLANTS: Leptodactylon pungens ssp. squarrosum
PLANTS: Leptodactylon pungens ssp. pulchriflorum
PLANTS: Leptodactylon pungens ssp. hookeri
PLANTS: Leptodactylon pungens ssp. hazeliae
PLANTS: Leptodactylon pungens ssp. hallii
PLANTS: Leptodactylon pungens ssp. eupungens
PLANTS: Gilia pungens var. hookeri
PLANTS: Gilia pungens
PLANTS: Leptodactylon hazeliae
PLANTS: Leptodactylon lilacinum
PLANTS: Leptodactylon pungens ssp. brevifolium
ICPN + PLANTS: Leptodactylon pungens
ICPN: Leptodactylon pungens var. shastense
ICPN: Leptodactylon pungens var. subflavidum
ICPN: Linanthus pungens ssp. pulchriflorus
More information about  Linanthus 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: Aug 17, 2018).

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