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About Fringed Spineflower (Chorizanthe fimbriata) Chorizanthe fimbriata, (Fringed spineflower) is an annual plant in the Polygonaceae family, the buckwheats. It is a member of the genus Chorizanthe, the spineflowers, and is native to southern California and northern Baja California. It is endemic to the San Jacinto Mountains (California) and the Peninsular Ranges in Southern California and Baja California, below 1,600 metres (5,200 ft). It is found in coastal sage and montane chaparral and woodlands habitats.

The Chorizanthe fimbriata plant is low-lying at 3-6 inches in height, and 6-12 inches in diameter. It bears small star-shaped 5-lobed pinkish flowers with yellow tubes.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
3 - 6 in (8 - 15cm)

Max. Width
6 - 12 ft (1.8 - 3.7 m)

Form
Spreading

Fragrance
Slight

Growth Rate
Fast

Dormancy
Summer Deciduous

Leaves
Pinkish or reddish spines

Flower Color
Pink

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Site Type
Dry slopes and disturbed areas

Sun
Full Shade

Elevation ?
17' - 6329'

Annual Precip. ?
4.0" - 34.0"

Summer Precip. ?
0.20" - 3.07"

Coldest Month ?
39.4° F - 56.7° F

Hottest Month ?
64.6° F - 87.8° F

Humidity ?
0.94 vpd - 38.88 vpd

Drainage
Fast

Landscaping Information
Popularity
Never or Almost Never Used

Max. Summer Water ?
No Summer Water, 1x/month
No Summer Water
1x/month
2x/month
3x/month
1/week
Keep moist


Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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