Species Details

Chorizanthe polygonoides var. longispina

long-spined spineflower

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Scientific Name:
Chorizanthe polygonoides T. & G. var. longispina (Goodm.) Munz
Common Name:
long-spined spineflower
Family: Polygonaceae
Element Code: PDPGN040K1
USDA Plants Symbol: CHPOL
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G5T3
State Rank:
S3
Other Status: BLM_S; SB_CalBG/RSABG; SB_CRES
CRPR Changes:
Add Date: 1994-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-11-05
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Jul
Elevation:
30 - 1530 meters
100 - 5020 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chaparral
  • Coastal scrub
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Valley and foothill grassland
  • Vernal pools
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Clay (often)
Notes:
Much habitat already lost to development; also threatened by non-native grasses and recreational activities. Possibly threatened by vehicles and grazing. See Leaflets of Western Botany 7(10):236 (1955) for original description, and Phytologia 66(2):176-179 (1989) for taxonomic treatment.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 166
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
6 31 5 1 3 120
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 41
Recent <=20 Years 125
Presence:
Presumed Extant 163
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 3
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Baja California (BA), California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Orange (ORA), Riverside (RIV), San Diego (SDG)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Aguanga (3311647), Alberhill (3311764), Bachelor Mtn. (3311751), Barrett Lake (3211666), Beauty Mountain (3311646), Black Star Canyon (3311776), Butterfly Peak (3311655), Cameron Corners (3211664), Cuyamaca Peak (3211685), Del Mar (3211782), Descanso (3211675), El Cajon Mtn. (3211687), Encinitas (3311713), Fallbrook (3311743), Hemet (3311668), Hot Springs Mtn. (3311635), Idyllwild (3311666), Imperial Beach (3211751), Jamul Mountains (3211668), Julian (3311615), La Jolla (3211772), La Mesa (3211771), Lake Elsinore (3311763), Lake Mathews (3311774), Live Oak Springs (3211663), Margarita Peak (3311744), Mesa Grande (3311627), Monument Peak (3211684), Murrieta (3311752), National City (3211761), Otay Mesa (3211658), Palm View Peak (3311665), Pechanga (3311741), Perris (3311772), Point Loma (3211762), Poway (3211781), Ramona (3311617), Romoland (3311762), Sage (3311658), San Clemente (3311745), Santa Ysabel (3311616), Sitton Peak (3311754), Steele Peak (3311773), Tierra Del Sol (3211653), Tule Springs (3211686), Vail Lake (3311648), Viejas Mountain (3211676), Warner Springs (3311636), Warners Ranch (3311626), Wildomar (3311753), Winchester (3311761)
Notes:
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.

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Presumed Extant
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