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Chorizanthe angustifolia

Chorizanthe angustifolia Nutt.

Narrow Leaf Spineflower, Narrow-leaf Spineflower, Narrowleaf Spineflower

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat family)

Synonym(s): Chorizanthe angustifolia var. eastwoodiae

USDA Symbol: CHAN3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Stems decumbent or prostrate, up to about 4 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul


Native Habitat: Sandy places, coastal scrub communities, pine-oak woodlands.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Chorizanthe angustifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Chorizanthe angustifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Chorizanthe angustifolia


Record Modified: 2020-11-12
Research By: CBR

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