CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record chorizanthe_pungens_var._hartwegiana - Sat, Dec. 4, 2021, 05:09 ET b
Chorizanthe pungens var. hartwegiana
common nameBen Lomond spineflower
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life formannual herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 1B.1
LIST 1B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere.
     0.1: Seriously endangered in California
state rank
S1      ranking system key
global rank
G2T1      ranking system key
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingEndangered  02/04/94
where found
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Topographic quads (6):
Soquel (387B) 3612188, Laurel (407C) 3712118, Castle Rock Ridge (408A)? 3712221, Big Basin (408B) 3712222, Davenport (408C) 3712212, Felton (408D) 3712211
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Santa Cruz (SCR)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Lower montane coniferous forest (LCFrs)(maritime ponderosa pine sandhills)
blooming period Apr-Jul  
elevation range90 - 610 meters
Known only from sandhill parklands in the Santa Cruz Mtns. Threatened by sand mining, development, and non-native plants. See C. pungens in The Jepson Manual. See Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 21:37 (1934) for original description, and Phytologia 66(2):123-126 (1989) for taxonomic treatment, Fremontia 24(4):8-11 (1996) for taxonomic discussion, and Madroņo 45(2):119-127 (1998) for ecological information.
full nameChorizanthe pungens Benth. var. hartwegiana Rev. & Hardham
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Additional information:
standard acronym  CHPUH2 Element Code  PDPGN040M1
CalFlora species this taxon    CalFlora genus related taxa
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Sat, Dec. 4, 2021 from

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