Taxon  Report   1502 
Carduus acanthoides  L.
Plumeless thistle,  Spiny plumeless thistle
Carduus acanthoides
© 2010 Dr.Thomas K. Voekler
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Carduus acanthoides
© 2001 CDFA
Carduus acanthoides
© 2001 CDFA
Carduus acanthoides, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: limited

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Carduus acanthoides
© 2001 CDFA
Genus: Carduus
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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 California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 19, 2018).

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