Taxon  Report   7909 
Systenotheca vortriedei  (Brandegee) Reveal & Hardham
Vortriede's spineflower
Systenotheca vortriedei
© 2014 Chris Winchell
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Systenotheca vortriedei
© 2004 Aaron Schusteff
Systenotheca vortriedei
© 2014 Aaron Schusteff
Systenotheca vortriedei, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and 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
© 2014 Aaron Schusteff
Genus: Systenotheca
Foothill Woodland
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   3.1 (strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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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
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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: Jul 15, 2018).

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