Taxon  Report   11480 
Carthamus creticus  L.
Smooth distaff thistle
Carthamus creticus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
 

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 Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Carthamus
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
Other Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Carthamus baeticus
 Information about  Carthamus creticus  from other sources:
Photos on Picasa / Flickr / Google Images

website references on Google

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

2012 Jepson Manual Treament from the Jepson Herbarium,
University of California, Berkeley

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of Calif. Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Apr 23, 2014).

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