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San Francisco spineflower
Chorizanthe cuspidata
San Francisco spineflower Smartweed-Buckwheat Family
Chorizanthe cuspidata Polygonaceae
common name
  San Francisco spineflower
accepted scientific name
  Chorizanthe cuspidata S. Watson
rules for finding collection records
  Chorizanthe cuspidata (231)
  Chorizanthe villosa (2)
family name
Image Author: ©2010 Eric Hunt
Image License: Author's permission
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Six petals
Petal colors: color color
Leaf: Basal
Plant Observed 3rd week of April thru 2nd week of August

How Likely at this Location (12%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (27%)
Links to Plant Photos
Cal Photos (86)
Wikimedia Commons (1)
SEINet (1)
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