Taxon  Report   1995 
Chloracantha spinosa  (Benth.) G. L. Nesom  var. spinosa 
Spiny goldenbush
Chloracantha spinosa var. spinosa
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Chloracantha spinosa var. spinosa
© 2015 Keir Morse
Chloracantha spinosa var. spinosa
© 2005 Michael Charters
Chloracantha spinosa var. spinosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Chloracantha spinosa var. spinosa
© 2015 Keir Morse
Genus: Chloracantha
Parent Record Chloracantha spinosa
Coastal Sage Scrub, Alkali Sink, Creosote Bush Scrub, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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More information about  Chloracantha spinosa var. spinosa
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: Sep 19, 2018).

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