Taxon  Report   2027    
Chorizanthe diffusa  Benth.
Diffuse spineflower
Chorizanthe diffusa
© 2018 ken Hickan
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Chorizanthe diffusa
© Aaron Schusteff 2005
Chorizanthe diffusa
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Chorizanthe diffusa, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Chorizanthe diffusa
© 2014 David Wolfson
Genus: Chorizanthe
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Freshwater Wetlands, Closed-cone Pine Forest

Habitat: freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Chorizanthe diffusa var. nivea
PLANTS: Chorizanthe nivea
ICPN + PLANTS: Chorizanthe pungens var. nivea
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More information about  Chorizanthe diffusa
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).