Calflora
Taxon  Report   2048    
Chorizanthe pungens  Benth.  var. pungens 
Monterey spineflower
Chorizanthe pungens var. pungens
© 2011 Aaron Schusteff
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Chorizanthe pungens var. pungens
© 2011 Aaron Schusteff
Chorizanthe pungens var. pungens
© 1990 Dean Wm. Taylor
Chorizanthe pungens var. pungens, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the Federal Government as Threatened .

Interactive Distribution Map


Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)



point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Chorizanthe pungens var. pungens
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub

Habitat: dunes, coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

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

USDA PLANTS Profile (CHPUP3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 20, 2018).

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