Taxon  Report   2048 
Chorizanthe pungens  Benth.  var. pungens 
Monterey spineflower
Chorizanthe pungens var. pungens
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
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Chorizanthe pungens var. pungens
© 2011 Aaron Schusteff
Chorizanthe pungens var. pungens
© 1990 Dean Wm. Taylor
Chorizanthe pungens var. pungens, 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

It is listed by the Federal Government as Threatened .

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Chorizanthe pungens var. pungens
© 2011 Aaron Schusteff
Genus: Chorizanthe
Parent Record Chorizanthe pungens
Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub
Habitat: dunes, coastal [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Occurs in wetlands in another region, but occurs almost always under natural conditions in non wetlands in California [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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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 25, 2016).

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