Taxon  Report   9804 
Chloracantha spinosa  (Benth.) G.L. Nesom
Spiny chloracantha
Chloracantha spinosa
© 2012 Richard Spellenberg
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Chloracantha spinosa
© 2012 Richard Spellenberg
Chloracantha spinosa
© 2006 Trent M. Draper
Chloracantha spinosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Chloracantha spinosa
© 2005 Michael Charters
Genus: Chloracantha
Subspecies and Varieties:
Coastal Sage Scrub, Alkali Sink, Creosote Bush Scrub, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Aster spinosus
PLANTS: Chloracantha spinosa var. spinosa
PLANTS: Erigeron ortegae
PLANTS: Leucosyris spinosa
More information about  Chloracantha spinosa
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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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: Dec 15, 2017).

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