Taxon  Report   8898    
Centromadia pungens  (Hook. & Arn.) Greene  ssp. laevis  (D. D. Keck) B. G. Baldwin
Smooth tarplant
Centromadia pungens ssp. laevis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, and is endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   CNPS Inventory
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Genus: Centromadia
Parent: Centromadia pungens

Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands

Habitat: riparian, meadows, playas

Communities: Shadscale Scrub, Alkali Sink, Valley Grassland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + CNPS + PLANTS: Hemizonia pungens ssp. laevis
PLANTS: Hemizonia laevis
More information about  Centromadia pungens ssp. laevis
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Apr 09, 2020).