Taxon  Report   3955    
Grayia spinosa  (Hook.) Moq.
Hop sage,  Spiny hopsage
Grayia spinosa
© 2004 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
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Grayia spinosa
© 2010 Steve Matson
Grayia spinosa
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Grayia spinosa, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Grayia spinosa
© 2008 Jason E. Willand
Genus: Grayia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Atriplex grayi
PLANTS: Atriplex spinosa
ICPN: Chenopodium spinosum
More information about  Grayia spinosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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).