Taxon  Report   2045    
Chorizanthe pungens  Benth.
Monterey spineflower
Chorizanthe pungens
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Chorizanthe pungens
© 2018 Evaristo Alvarez
Chorizanthe pungens
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Chorizanthe pungens, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Chorizanthe pungens
© 2018 Evaristo Alvarez
Genus: Chorizanthe
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral

Habitat: coastal, dunes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
More information about  Chorizanthe pungens
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


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Search (Flora of North America)

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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 19, 2019).