Taxon  Report   1664    
Carthamus tinctorius  L.
Carthamus tinctorius
© 2002 James B. Gratiot
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Carthamus tinctorius
© 2012 Richard Spellenberg
Carthamus tinctorius
© 2002 James B. Gratiot
Carthamus tinctorius, 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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Carthamus tinctorius
© 2012 Richard Spellenberg
Genus: Carthamus
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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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: Nov 16, 2018).

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