Calflora
Taxon  Report   2048    
Chorizanthe pungens  Benth.  var. pungens 
Monterey spineflower
Chorizanthe pungens var. pungens, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and and is endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   CNDDB

It is listed by the Federal Government as Threatened .
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Observation Search
(133 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period

Habitat: dunes, coastal

Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Chorizanthe douglasii var. albens
More information about  Chorizanthe pungens var. pungens

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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 22, 2020).