Taxon  Report   9804    
Chloracantha spinosa  (Benth.) G. L. Nesom
Spiny chloracantha
Chloracantha spinosa
© 2005 Michael Charters
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Chloracantha spinosa
© 2012 Richard Spellenberg
Chloracantha spinosa
© 2006 Trent M. Draper
Chloracantha spinosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Chloracantha spinosa
© 2012 Richard Spellenberg
Genus: Chloracantha
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Alkali Sink, Creosote Bush Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Aster spinosus
PLANTS: Erigeron ortegae
PLANTS: Leucosyris spinosa
More information about  Chloracantha spinosa
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


Search (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:   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2018).