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Chorizanthe cuspidata  S. Watson  var. cuspidata 
San francisco bay spineflower,  San francisco spineflower
Chorizanthe cuspidata var. cuspidata
© 1998 Doreen L. Smith
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Chorizanthe cuspidata var. cuspidata
© 2014 Aaron Schusteff
Chorizanthe cuspidata var. cuspidata
© 2015 Neal Kramer
Chorizanthe cuspidata var. cuspidata, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Chorizanthe cuspidata var. cuspidata
© 2014 Aaron Schusteff
Genus: Chorizanthe
Parent Record Chorizanthe cuspidata
Coastal Strand, Coastal Prairie, Northern Coastal Scrub
Habitat: dunes, coastal
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ICPN + PLANTS: Chorizanthe cuspidata var. marginata
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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 16, 2018).

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