CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record chorizanthe_pungens_var._pungens - Sat, Nov. 27, 2021 13:06 ET c
Chorizanthe pungens var. pungens
common nameMonterey spineflower
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life formannual herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 1B.2
LIST 1B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere.
     0.2: Fairly endangered in California
state rank
S2      ranking system key
global rank
G2T2      ranking system key
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingThreatened  02/04/94
where found
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Topographic quads (14):
San Simeon (271B)* 3512162, Espinosa Canyon (318D) 3612111, Soledad (342A) 3612143, Salinas (365B) 3612166, Spreckels (365C) 3612156, Marina (366A) 3612167, Monterey (366C) 3612158, Seaside (366D) 3612157, Watsonville East (386B) 3612186, Prunedale (386C) 3612176, San Juan Bautista (386D) 3612175, Watsonville West (387A) 3612187, Moss Landing (387D) 3612177, Loma Prieta (407D) 3712117
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Monterey (MNT), Santa Cruz (SCR), San Luis Obispo (SLO)*
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Chaparral (Chprl)(maritime)
•Cismontane woodland (CmWld)
•Coastal dunes (CoDns)
•Coastal scrub (CoScr)
•Valley and foothill grassland (VFGrs)/sandy
blooming period Apr-Jun(Jul),(Aug),   Months in parentheses are uncommon.
elevation range3 - 450 meters
Collected in SLO Co. only once (1842). Threatened by foot traffic, urbanization, recreational development and activities, agriculture, military activities, and non-native plants. Possibly threatened by road construction. See C. pungens in The Jepson Manual. See Phytologia 66(2):123-125 (1989) for taxonomic treatment, and Fremontia 24(4):8-11 (1996) for taxonomic discussion.
full nameChorizanthe pungens Benth. var. pungens
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Additional information:
standard acronym  CHPUP3 Element Code  PDPGN040M2
CalFlora species this taxon    CalFlora genus related taxa
Jepson Online Jepson Interchange  Jepson Manual and other resources
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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, Nov. 27, 2021 from

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