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Chorizanthe cuspidata  Wats.  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 and is endemic (limited) to California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  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 [CNPS Inventory]
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PLANTS: Chorizanthe cuspidata var. marginata
More information about  Chorizanthe cuspidata var. cuspidata
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 23, 2016).

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