Taxon  Report   10031    
Koeberlinia spinosa  Zucc.
Crown of thorns
Koeberlinia spinosa
© 2004 Heath McAllister
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Koeberlinia spinosa, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Genus: Koeberlinia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub

Habitat: riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

More information about  Koeberlinia spinosa
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


Search (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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).