Taxon  Report   673    
Aristocapsa insignis  (Curran) Reveal & Hardham
Indian valley spine flower,  Indian valley spineflower
Aristocapsa insignis
© 2011 CNPS, San Luis Obispo Chapter
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Aristocapsa insignis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Centrostegia insignis
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Aristocapsa insignis
© 2011 Chris Winchell
Genus: Aristocapsa
Communities: Foothill Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Chorizanthe insignis
PLANTS: Oxytheca insignis
CNPS + PLANTS: Centrostegia insignis
More information about  Aristocapsa insignis
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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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).