Calflora
Taxon  Report   9555    
Linanthus pungens  (Torr.) J. M. Porter & L. A. Johnson
Granite prickly phlox
Linanthus pungens
© 1998 Larry Blakely
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Linanthus pungens
© 2018 Matt Berger
Linanthus pungens
© 2018 Matt Berger
Linanthus pungens, 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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Linanthus pungens
© 2016 James Gonsman
Family: POLEMONIACEAE  
Genus: Linanthus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Gilia hallii
PLANTS: Leptodactylon pungens var. hookeri
PLANTS: Leptodactylon pungens var. hallii
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More information about  Linanthus pungens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (LIPU11)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).