Taxon  Report   9793 
Centromadia pungens  (Hook. & Arn.) Greene
Common spikeweed,  Common tarweed
Centromadia pungens
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
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Centromadia pungens
© 2008 Benjamin Smith
Centromadia pungens
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Centromadia pungens, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Centromadia pungens
© 2009 John Dittes
Wetlands: Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands
Distribution by County 

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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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TJM2: Hemizonia pungens
More information about  Centromadia pungens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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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:   (Accessed: Mar 24, 2018).

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