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Chorizanthe brevicornu var. spathulata

Chorizanthe brevicornu Torr. var. spathulata (Small ex Rydb.) C.L. Hitchc.

Brittle Spineflower, Broad Leaf Brittle Spineflower, Great Basin Brittle Spineflower

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat family)

Synonym(s): Chorizanthe brevicornu ssp. spathulata, Chorizanthe spathulata

USDA Symbol: CHBRS

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Greenish white to white or pale yellowish white.

Distribution

USA: CA , ID , NV , OR
Native Habitat: Sandy to gravelly places, mixed grassland, saltbush, blackbrush and sagebrush communities, pinyon and/or juniper 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 brevicornu var. spathulata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Chorizanthe brevicornu var. spathulata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Chorizanthe brevicornu var. spathulata

Metadata

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

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