Calflora
Taxon  Report   7909    
Systenotheca vortriedei  (Brandegee) Reveal & Hardham
Vortriede's spineflower
Systenotheca vortriedei
© 2014 Chris Winchell
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Systenotheca vortriedei
© 2014 Aaron Schusteff
Systenotheca vortriedei
© 2014 Aaron Schusteff
Systenotheca vortriedei, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Centrostegia vortriedei
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Systenotheca vortriedei
© 2004 Aaron Schusteff
Family: POLYGONACEAE  
Genus: Systenotheca
Communities: Foothill Woodland

Serpentine affinity: 3.1; (strong indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Chorizanthe vortriedei
CNPS + PLANTS: Centrostegia vortriedei
More information about  Systenotheca vortriedei
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SYVO)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 15, 2018).

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