Taxon  Report   5692    
Mucronea californica  Benth.
California spineflower
Mucronea californica
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Mucronea californica
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Mucronea californica
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Mucronea californica, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Chorizanthe californica var. suksdorfii
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Mucronea californica
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Genus: Mucronea
Communities: Coastal Strand, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Valley Grassland

Habitat: dunes, coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Chorizanthe californica
PLANTS: Mucronea californica var. suksdorfii
CNPS + PLANTS: Chorizanthe californica var. suksdorfii
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This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).