Taxon  Report   5692 
Mucronea californica  Benth.
California spineflower
Mucronea californica
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
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Mucronea californica
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Mucronea californica
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Mucronea californica, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Mucronea californica
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
Genus: Mucronea
Coastal Strand, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Valley Grassland
Habitat: dunes, coastal
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Chorizanthe californica
PLANTS: Mucronea californica var. suksdorfii
CNPS + PLANTS: Chorizanthe californica var. suksdorfii
More information about  Mucronea californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2018).

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