Taxon  Report   5692    
Mucronea californica  Benth.
California spineflower
Mucronea californica, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, and is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Chorizanthe californica var. suksdorfii
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   CNPS Inventory
Observation Search
(471 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Genus: Mucronea
Habitat: dunes, coastal

Communities: Coastal Strand, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Valley Grassland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + CNPS + PLANTS: Chorizanthe californica var. suksdorfii
JEF + PLANTS: Chorizanthe californica
JEF + PLANTS: Mucronea californica var. suksdorfii
More information about  Mucronea californica
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2020).