Taxon  Report   2063    
Chorizanthe xanti  S. Watson
Riverside spineflower,  Xantus' spineflower
Chorizanthe xanti
© 2003 Christopher L. Christie
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Chorizanthe xanti
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Chorizanthe xanti
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Chorizanthe xanti, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Chorizanthe xanti
© 2009 Robert Steers
Genus: Chorizanthe
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland, Creosote Bush Scrub

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Chorizanthe xanti
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

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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).