Observations of the Month: Spineflowers (Chorizanthe fimbriata) Polygonaceae

Fringed Spineflower (Chorizanthe fimbriata var. fimbriata) by @smfang
Laciniate Spineflower (Chorizanthe fimbriata var. laciniata) by @sheriff_woody_pct

San Diego County has almost a dozen species of spineflowers in the genus Chorizanthe. One of the most common species is Chorizanthe fimbriata, which occurs from the coast to the desert transition in two varieties: C. f. var. fimbriata and C. f. var. laciniata. Along the immediate coast, Fringed Spineflower (var. fimbriata) is the expected ...more ↓

Posted on September 18, 2019 14:38 by milliebasden milliebasden | 4 comments | Leave a comment
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The San Diego County Plant Atlas project is a multi-year citizen science project designed to better understand the diversity and distribution of the local flora of San Diego County, California using scientific vouchers as the primary data source. The Plant Atlas project was created by the San Diego Natural History Museum and began in 2003. This botanical endeavor has increased our knowledge of ...more ↓

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