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Ben Lomond Spineflower (Chorizanthe pungens var. hartwegiana)

  • Global Rank: T1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Polygonaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 157910
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 03/26/2020

Where is Ben Lomond Spineflower (Chorizanthe pungens var. hartwegiana) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Ben Lomond Spineflower can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve Ben Lomond Spineflower (Chorizanthe pungens var. hartwegiana)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, University of California-Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden holds 1 accessions of Chorizanthe pungens var. hartwegiana in orthodox seed collection. We are uncertain as to how many total seeds are in this collection.

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Native Plant Society has collected 1 seed accessions of Chorizanthe pungens var. hartwegiana from 1 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 50 maternal plants

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Taxon Chorizanthe pungens var. hartwegiana
Authority Reveal & Morgan
Family Polygonaceae
CPC Number 13342
ITIS 527353
Duration Annual
Common Names Hartweg's spineflower | Ben Lomond spineflower
Associated Scientific Names Chorizanthe pungens var. hartwegiana
State Rank
State State Rank
California S1
Ecological Relationships


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