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Orcutt's Spineflower (Chorizanthe orcuttiana)

  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Polygonaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 143762
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Where is Orcutt's Spineflower (Chorizanthe orcuttiana) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Orcutt's Spineflower can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve Orcutt's Spineflower (Chorizanthe orcuttiana)?

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, California Botanic Garden holds 7 accessions of Chorizanthe orcuttiana in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 78356 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden has collected 6 seed accessions of Chorizanthe orcuttiana from 4 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 210 maternal plants

  • 01/01/2010

camped on by migrant workers

  • 01/01/2010

1 population


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Taxon Chorizanthe orcuttiana
Authority Parry
Family Polygonaceae
CPC Number 927
ITIS 21019
Duration Annual
Common Names Orcutt's Spineflower | San Diego spineflower
Associated Scientific Names Chorizanthe orcuttiana
State Rank
State State Rank
California S1
Ecological Relationships


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