Chorizanthe pungens var. pungens
Common Name: Monterey spineflower
Family: Polygonaceae
Element Code: PDPGN040M2
Full Name: Chorizanthe pungens Benth. var. pungens

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Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: annual herb
  • Blooming Period: Apr-Jun(Jul-Aug)
  • Habitat: sandy.
    • Chaparral (maritime)
    • Cismontane woodland
    • Coastal dunes
    • Coastal scrub
    • Valley and foothill grassland
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from CDFW
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences: 51
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    6 12 6 2 3 22
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
    15 36
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
    48 2 1
Notes Glossary
  • 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.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 1980-01-01
  • Last Update: 2012-02-24
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 3 - 450 meters
  • California Endemic: yes
  • Other States:
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Monterey (MNT),  Santa Cruz (SCR),  San Luis Obispo (SLO) *
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    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,  Laurel (407C) 3712118,  Loma Prieta (407D) 3712117
  • Notes:
      Definitions of codes preceding a county and/or quad:
      * Presumed extirpated
      ? Uncertain about distribution or identity
      ?* Uncertain about distribution, but presumed extirpated if once present
      (?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
      Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. This data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 473
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
California Native Plant Society, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants of California (online edition, v8-03). Website [accessed ].

3512162=San Simeon (271B)* 3512162;3612111=Espinosa Canyon (318D) 3612111;3612143=Soledad (342A) 3612143;3612166=Salinas (365B) 3612166;3612156=Spreckels (365C) 3612156;3612167=Marina (366A) 3612167;3612158=Monterey (366C) 3612158;3612157=Seaside (366D) 3612157;3612186=Watsonville East (386B) 3612186;3612176=Prunedale (386C) 3612176;3612175=San Juan Bautista (386D) 3612175;3612187=Watsonville West (387A) 3612187;3612177=Moss Landing (387D) 3612177;3712118=Laurel (407C) 3712118;3712117=Loma Prieta (407D) 3712117