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.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  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.
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 22, 2017).

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