Calflora
Taxon  Report   2025    
Chorizanthe cuspidata  S. Watson  var. cuspidata 
San francisco bay spineflower,   San francisco spineflower
Chorizanthe cuspidata var. cuspidata, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   CNDDB
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Observation Search
(75 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period

Habitat: dunes, coastal

Communities: Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Prairie

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSChorizanthe cuspidata var. marginata
JEFChorizanthe pungens var. cuspidata
More information about  Chorizanthe cuspidata var. cuspidata

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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 09/27/2021).